After about 5 versions, I finally finished the oven mitt crochet pattern. DH had the most suggestions/complaints - the crook of the thumb was too tight, it didn't reach long enough up the arm to protect him from the heat of the grill, and (most problematic) it was in the wrong color. There is only one acceptable color for a graduate of the University of Texas. So here it is in all it's burnt orange glory. Now it's DH's turn to stress-test it on his manly grill. (Note to self: put steaks on the grocery list.)
Pattern available at my Etsy store.