level 2 in the "Levels of Awkward". Mittens are just a little bit more awkward then turtles. I mean, think about it...essentially, you're left with one giant, flipper-like finger, and then a thumb, just kinda hanging out there in space. Awkward mittens is done by holding your hands up, facing out, with all the fingers together, and spinning the thumbs.
An example of an awkward mittens moment:
When your friend sees a picture of you and says, "Wow...you didn't have to make yourself look more ugly then you already are."