I got a call yesterday from a very dear, long time friend of the family (she attended my late father's first birthday party!). Jeanne is in her 80's... has been blind as long as I have known her, and has recently recovered from a fall that left her with a broken arm. She also happens to be a fantastic knitter, organist, accordian player, etc. She loves to visit the "old people" in nursing homes to entertain them. She is absolutely unstoppable! She was calling to find out if I had ever seen a pattern for children's mittens (6 to 10 year olds) that can be knit up using straight needles. Apparently, she is having some numbness in her thumbs after her most recent fall and can no longer manipulate the double points... but she wants to knit up some mittens for the kids in her neighborhood. I am not having much luck in my search... any of you know of any such patterns?? As always, men, I appreciate your input.