I queued the Endpaper Mitts pattern back in my first year of ravelry (2007). I started them once, in a color combination that was lacking oomph. So, I let the pattern languish, and then tried a second time, in a much more vibrant and happy color combination. I was enamored with this project, and chose similar colors in a different yarn for my pair.
They took me over a year to finish (really, I finished one and didn't cast on the second for months), but now I love them so hard.
Colorwork is so fun to knit.