From Trash to Treasure
I made this little coat for Julia and she wore it for at least two winters. It was thick and cosy - knit of a strand of mohair and wool in seed stitch. This summer I felted it and it lay in my big bag of felted sweaters. We're always looking for mittens so I decided to try an experiment.
I traced around one of Julia's mittens and added a little extra for ease since the felt was so thick. I cut four pieces of felt, using the bottom rolled edge as the edge for the mitten. I decorated two pieces with flowers and a little border using Paternayan Persian and a single strand. Then I sewed them all together with blanket stitch.
I have been trying to get Julia to put them on but she says they are a little tight. If she refuses, I'll use them for a decoration on the tree. I really like the way they came out. It might be back to knitting some mittens for her - she has become quite the mitten snob. Whose fault is that?