If ever you find yourself knitting mittens, socks or booties, I highly recommend using the Magic Loop Method.
It eliminates unwieldy double pointed needles, knitting becomes quicker and you don't have any pesky "ladders" as a result of improper tension between needles.
It takes some finesse to figure it out at first, but once you understand how to Magic Loop knit, it goes by quickly.
Here is a great video tutorial:
Now I've got to finish my second mitten. I already finished the first one I started this morning. Can't wait to show y'all!