When people ask me that I do, first I answer that I am a stay at home homeschooling mom of four. Then I add: in my spare time I design and write loom knitting patterns, and co-edit an online loom knitting magazine called Loom Knitters Circle, and I have even written a book on the subject called Learn to Knit on Circle Looms! Hmm did I mention I have no spare time?
You can tell that it has taken me awhile to get my act switched from Yahoo to here. :)
I would recommend using Swish worsted or DK for the mittens. And, I'm curious about your love for miters. I'm going to be talking to the Mason Dixon knitters tomorrow for a future podcast. One of my questions is going to be why they love mitered squares so much. I think I'm missing something!