I want to thank you all for voting on whether or not I should include a button on the mittens I was making. Here's the thing... they are no longer mittens! I got half-way through the second one only to run out of yarn; what to do...what to do?!
Well, first things first. I would not accept defeat. So I ripped half of the first mitten out and made it into a mitt. (Yes, that meant I had to open the thumb as well, and that can be rather challenging for a knitter of my calibre.)
The finished product pleased me so much that I have decided to take your advice (which was a NO-button majority) and leave it off. The pretty hands of my teenager set them off to perfection.
(p.s. Go see Little Bit of Life today (icon on your left). Meg knitted much cuter mitts than these and you must see them!)