I love to work with boiled wool and luckily for me the thrift stores abound with cardigans made of this wonderful wool. I’ve been collecting it for a while and have made finger-free gloves from it because it is such a dense warm weave. Maybe because it is so cold today, I decided to make some boiled wool mittens and to incorporate a couple of shearling collars I cut from leather coats. These are the coziest mittens, lined with soft plaid wool and wrists snugged in with sheepskin cuffs. I am working on a pink pair right now and a couple more colours which I hope to show you tomorrow.
I am going out on my bicycle soon and I may just be tempted to pull on a pair of these!