Endpaper mitts

Hey, look! A post that's not about running!

These are the best mitts ever.
These are the best mitts ever.

I've wanted to knit my own pair of Endpaper Mitts for years. In 2011, I finally figured out a color combination when I received a skein of rainbow Mini Mochi fingering weight yarn during a yankee swap. Add a skein of white yarn to really show off the rainbow-ness of the Mochi? Yes. I was sold.

I knit these bad boys faster than anything else I've ever knit. Seriously. I went from none to done in two weeks. For me, the slowest knitter ever, finishing anything in two weeks is an exercise in futility. I think I just liked the pretty rainbow color changes as I knit.

Look at me!
Look at me!

This project forced me to learn a new cast on method - the Italian tubular cast-on. As a left-hander who also knits left-handed, new techniques can be a little... hard to learn. Thankfully I came across a video showing how to do this cast on as a left hander, and I'm eternally grateful because there is NO WAY I could have done this without a video. Yikes.

The left mitt.
The left mitt.

Also, one mitt ended up larger than the other because I switched up my stranding method after finishing the first one. Since the difference isn't really noticable, I won't redo them. I'm too happy with them to ever want to frog them, anyway! Now, I just need to block them...