As you know, I have been making things out of felted sweaters.
And, if you don’t know, MacGuyver is a television character out of the eighties who could engineer an explosive device using only a paperclip and some pocket lint. I tend to use MacGuyver as a verb when I’m describing how I successfully completed a task with my own ingenuity and a little bit of elbow grease.
Such was the case with these mittens. I wanted to do a practice run with sewing together the felted wool, just to see how well it worked and how they felt to wear, before I made them for real. So I thought, why not use the sleeves? And the sleeves of this particular sweater had a beautiful row of buttons on them. It would be a shame to waste them.
Not the best fit, I grant you, but a decent first effort, considering I didn’t use a pattern. “Real” ones to follow.