I have these mittens, I love them. I bought them at a craft fair a few years back and they are great. The really cool thing about these mittens is they are made out of upcycled felted wool sweaters! But the right mitten has a few holes in it and I think its time to retire, so what to do
I could buy a new pair, I found a few stores on Etsy that have some mittens I like.
These are from Cristines Mittens “Mittens to warm your hands and heart.” I asked her why she started making recycled mittens and she had a great answer.
“I had been doing a desk job over the years, but was ready to take on something a bit more meaningful to me. I was very excited to learn how to make these mittens and, in my own small way, do something that helps show ‘repurposed’ can still be beautiful.
As the mother of three small children, I try to set an example for them in ways large and small that our society of consumption can become one of recycle, re purpose, reuse and at the same time be interesting and classy.”
Just for fun here is one more store who not only makes mittens but also a number of other things from upcycled sweaters. Wool Werks Org She makes various sizes of mittens as well as bags and scarves. She even has fingerless mittens.
…or instead of buying them I could always make some. I have a thrift store up the streat where I could check out sweaters. Then I could use one of these patterns .
The Hotstepperfrom www.missomnimedia.com has a good picture tutorial of some unlined mittens with and option for a longer wrist so they look more lady-like.
Marcie from www.mossymossy.com also has a great but brief word tutorial as well.