Sweater Mitts

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028Just wanted to pop in with a quickie post/update on the sweater mitts or wrist warmers or fingerless gloves…whatever you’d like to call them.  This is a project I’ve wanted to do for a while now, and after finding a super easy tutorial over at The Renegade Seamstress, I gave it a go.  I just made a simple pattern from tracing my hand and made some mitts with thumbs, some without and then altered it to fit different sized hands. From a few of the bigger wool sweaters, I was actually  able to cut two glove patterns out of the sleeves…more bang for my buck, for sure!024 025I spent two nights cutting and sewing out about 20 different pairs.  So far, these are the ones that are finished with crocheted trim and buttons.  I particularly like the little gray pair with turquoise trim myself…might have to reconsider selling those at the fair.030Remember the Banana Republic merino wool sweater I got at the thrift store for $3? Well, I’ve made one pair of pretty little gloves and a fun wrist bracelet/cuff from the sleeves. I still have enough fabric to make 2 coffee cuffs and 2 more bracelets. Whoot! Whoot!039I am pretty excited to be participating in this little holiday show this coming weekend.  I feel that much good is going to come out of it, and I don’t just mean sales!  I get to show my work along side of a woman who sells hand-woven scarves and shawls made by a grassroots organization of women in Brazil called, Fios da Terra.  We were invited to show our work and share the space of our friends, Gillian and Scott Casey of Concordia Natural Medicine, who are participating in this holiday open house along with my chiropractor, Dr. Rhea from Blossom Chiropractic Studio.

Having been to this open house in the past, I can attest to what a fun time it is; filled with holiday cheer, happy families, good nibbles, and now handmade gifts.  I can’t wait! Come join us if you are in Napa this weekend.

Blossom 3rd Annual Client Appreciation Holiday Open House

  One thought on “Sweater Mitts

  1. December 5, 2012 at 1:24 am

    I love how you added the crochet trim and the buttons. So cute! Enjoy your show!
    Beth
    aka The Renegade Seamstress

    • daraweyna
      December 5, 2012 at 1:50 am

      Thanks for the tutorial, Beth!

  2. December 5, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Just beautiful, Dara! Have fun at the open house.

  3. December 20, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Reblogged this on Craftini: My Daily Cocktail of Yarn, Beads and Paper and commented:
    I have to share this post with you. I met this lovely woman, Dara, just the other night at a stitch-n-bitch in American Canyon (Calif.). She had these fabulous handwarmers with her and we POUNCED. She was selling them for $18 a pair. See the lovely light green ones with the tangerine trim? MINE!!!! Bonnie bought a pair, too. Apparently, Dara is a major “up cycler” and makes all kinds of cool things out of old sweaters. We discussed the possibility of her making iPad sleeves out of them, so look for a post from me – and I hope her – on that in the future. In the meantime, enjoy . . . .

    • daraweyna
      December 20, 2012 at 3:47 am

      Thanks, Kimberly!! It was so nice meeting you, even though I didn’t really get too much of a chance to talk…next time! I loved your blog and all of the different areas you practice your creativity in!! Looking forward to stitching with you again soon. Thank you so much for your support and kind words too. And you’ve got my mind soaring with the iPad idea.

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