So... I did, indeed, crank out a mitt today... really, in about an hour. About 40 minutes at a tumbling class (half-focused on making sure "mine" was behaving and mentally counting, yet again, how many times his name is called out) got me through the body of a mitt, leaving just the picking up of the thumb and thumb rows to do at home. These really are fast.
So, here it is. If you run into a problem, just let me know so I can update the download. Thanks, and enjoy!
Pattern: Mini (Fingerless) Mitts