Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Heart and Hand Warmers



Here are a couple of pictures showing my latest project which I've been doing while I watch TV. I wore them to work today and even though it was only 30 degrees, I was happy and they match my red coat perfectly! They are so fun to wear. The mittens are made from the sleeves of an old lambswool sweater that I got at Goodwill and felted. I have lots more of the sweater left over and think I might make another pair and a scarf. I found this pattern in Heartfelt. I love this book and want to make every project in it! The next pair I make I will line with flannel or some fleece to keep my rings from catching on the backside of the needlework.

I am still working on my February TIF. The top is done but I hope to complete the quilting before the end of the week. I want to show a finished project.
Hope everyone is having a great week.

6 comments:

Kay said...

How cute! I also like the fact that you made them without knitting :)

paula, the quilter said...

And you are being so very green. It's a great idea!

Libby said...

Well, it never gets cold enough in my neck of the woods for mittens - but those would be right up my alley if it did. *cute*

Kim said...

What great mittens! I do like recycling old sweaters - I'll have to add to my (one more thing) list (to do!)

julieQ said...

Great creative idea! and I am glad you are using used stuff. Good for you, and darling finish.

katelnorth said...

great mittens - and great idea. Wish I wasn't allergic to wool...