Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas gifts I made, mittens


I'm going to take it easy this week, and just blog the things I made for Christmas presents, now that everyone has them. I will be adding a few things that I never had time to upload to my secret album too. Some of these ended up as birthday presents, since 3 of my friends have December birthdays, and the rest were Christmas gifts. They are not as wonky looking in real life as they look in these pics. To make these, I used this pattern I found online, but I cut the pattern off where the dotted lines are & added the sweater's cuffs in it's place. I made a pair for myself (pictured above) with cashmere & lambswool, and love them! They are super warm, and very water resistant, but I will lanolize (add lanolin to add water resistant properties back into them) them as well. One thing I really love about them, is that wool & cashmere is breathable, so I don't get sweaty or over warm hands in them. I hope my family & friends love theirs as much as I love mine!





8 comments:

Racaire said...

lovely idea :)
btw. thank you for all this great inspiration... now I know what I could do with my old sweaters and pullovers :)

Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

I heart you! The mittens are really awesome. I'm so spoiled to have you in my life. Thank you!

Resweater said...

I heart you too Nata-Leigh! I'm the one that's spoiled to have a friend that understands & appreciates what I do. Thank you! :)

Resweater said...

Racaire, Your embroidery is amazing! Where are you located, Germany?

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi kris!
oh my goodness!
your mittens are fabulous!
i love them!

The Sewing Dork said...

What a great (re)use! These make a great gift!

Resweater said...

Thanks! :)

victoria said...

you are inspiring me again to get into my studio and make some wooly magic happen!