I have been cutting out mitten pieces for the last little while, but since it was -2 this morning, I thought it was time to start assembling. These mittens are made from recycled wool sweaters and lined with recycled wool or cashmere scarves so they are doubly cozy. On the left is my own pair which I was wearing this morning. This is their third winter.
The sweaters have great graphic designs and I am experimenting with adding leather and sheepskin on some of them. Below is the first sample with leather palms. And below that is a pair where the original sweater pattern really works. The fun of working with recycled materials is the hunt–you never know what you will find. And when I find something great, I use every square inch of it. Yesterday I came upon a lime green boiled wool sweater, the perfect weight and colour for finger-free gloves. They are in the works now.