I am a history buff, or I like to think I am, anyways. So when I looked through the current issue of Knitty, and saw they included a pattern for mittens taken from Elenor Roosevelt's notes, I just had to share! And I also want to remind myself where I saw them, and that I want to make them later, lol. I think they are very nifty.
If you've never checked out knitty before, do so! It's free, and they always have interesting things going on. They are nothing if not inspiring.