I have a few ideas for these mittens (please note that the thumb is done and all ends have been woven in--yay me!).
First, remember those strings that your mittens came on when you were a kid? Why can't we have those as adults? Why should kids have the lock on mitten-loss protection? Hmmm?
My thoughts exactly. So, with help from an assistant (Yes, Subway Knitter has a knitting assistant. You got a problem with that?) I determined that I measured 52 inches from wrist to wrist. Or was that 53? Or 60? The assistant's results weren't very consistent. I was told that it had something to do with the fact that I wouldn't stop moving my arms long enough to get the same measurement twice. Whatever.
I have a lot of i-cording to do. Yes, this will be an i-cord...um...cord. I started with a crochet chain, but it seemed very flimsy. Then I started a three-stitch i-cord with US8s. Holy i-cord, Batman! Even a two-stitch was too chunky. So, I switched to US6s and cast on two stitches. I-cord bliss!
Now, I need to knit for 52 inches. Or 53. Or 60. Where did that assistant put my tape measure?