One of the big joys of using recycled wool is the surprise at what is out there waiting. Who knew I would find a boiled wool jacket with embroidered birds? But that is also the downside–there are only three birds on the whole jacket–so these finger-free gloves are truly the only pair. Such jaunty, colourful birds! Too bad the jacket wasn’t covered with them. It did, however, have a daisy on another pocket and I am just pondering what to turn it into.And here are more boiled woollen mittens with shearling cuffs. I am certainly not a furrier, but am learning to deal with this stuff which is so different from anything else I have ever sewn. I also have a white fox jacket given to me by a friend of my mother–it is even harder to deal with, but I am going to give it a try!