Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Early this summer a bag full of lovely sweaters showed up on my doorstep. They were amazing sweaters - but, they had some challenges and couldn't be worn any longer. Two had gone through the wash/dry and the third had stains and a couple holes. But I knew that my friend had left them with me to give them a second chance.
To get me in the groove for making Halloween costumes (ahem...dusting off that sewing machine) I put together this pair to gift back to her. I found a brown cashmere sweater at the thrift store for a cozy lining and the exterior of the mittens is from her three sweaters. The cables were too delicious to not make the centerpiece of the mittens.
As always, I relied on the fabulous pattern by Five Green Acres, but improvised the cuff using the intact sleeves from a thrifted sweater.
I dropped them off to her last week and by all accounts she loves them. I usually finish off these mittens with a button on the cuff, but I left he exterior and lining separate to make sure the fit was good for her first.
I have just enough left over to make another pair for someone else - the gift-giving holidays are coming up!