I just joined the group this week. What a lot of beautiful mitts have been posted already! I am currently working on Fetching, myself.
I just wanted to add another link to a free pattern: Hooray for Me Gloves by Marnie MacLean. I made two pairs of them a while back, for the Warm Hands KAL in late 2005. She has a blog and a number of patterns available for knitters and crocheters, too. Click on her name above for her pattern list and photos.