You're making me blush! I just hate being chained to a pattern. I like using the size needles and yarn I want. I don't like having to count rows because I'm lazy and always lose count anyway. After a while, you know your gauge and yarn and it's easy to knit or crochet to fit someone. I know you crochet, too. Those measurements should be good for crocheted mittens as well.
Welsh corgis are cool.