Mittens would be GREAT. Knitting them in the summer would be fine, and if you have little kids, it would be nice to stock up at least a few pairs for each child. I only knit one pair for each of my kids once winter started, and I can't find ANY of them now! LOL!
I don't get it either! I've started one a couple of different times, and, I JUST couldn't get into it! *Sigh*..ah well, I've got more than enough UFO's I need to work on before casting on anything else!
There is currently a BSJ knit along. Check it out. I have made one and know it makes no sense what so ever, but it does come out just fine. I couldn't figure it out until mine was almost done and then I could see the jacket.