My mom would ask me what book I would memorize like those in Fahrenheit 451; my inner sci-fi/fantasy geek always wanted the answer to be the Lord of the Rings trilogy however if pushed I would have to say that Wuthering Heights is my all time favorite book, the one book that I could live without. When I had first seen Eunny Jang’s pattern for “Endpaper Mitts” literature nerd inside squealed with delight. I would knit this pattern in the colors of the endpaper in my travel copy of Wuthering Heights.
Pattern: “Endpaper Mitts”
Yarn: Alpaca with a twist Baby Twist in Blue Corn and Brindle
Needles: Addi Turbos US0 and US1
Started: Early November
Finished: November 17, 2007
Modifications: I added fingers to keep my hands a little warmer.
These mitts were finished on the train and helped keep my hands warm while walking through the city. While the yarn is very soft and warm, I do not think I will be using it again. I haven’t washed these (it would take too long to dry and I would rather have them in my pocket to use) so I do not know how the yarn will look after a good soak, however the yarn has ‘haloed’ a lot with some wear. The next time I make these, and I will make them again, I will use the yarn the pattern calls for. I love the pattern; it might be the quickest knit once I straightened out my gauge and fit problems. I see another pair before Christmas as a gift.
“I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.”- Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights