Since we celebrated the holidays with Ryan’s family last weekend, I have several quick-to-make gifts to share before Christmas this year.
I know Christmas is only a few days away. But, I promise you that my homemade gifts are quick gifts. I may have even made these items within 24 hours of gifting them. (I’m a last-minute personality.)
This is probably my favorite thing I’ve made so far. These upcycled wool mittens were given to my sister-in-law to keep her fingers toasty this winter.
They are 100 percent upcycled – from the sweater (that belonged to me and was originally a Liz Claiborne thrifted number) to the inner fleece (which hailed from an off-white fleece blanket from Goodwill).
Here’s the sweater in 2009. It makes much better mittens.
I was able to get two and a half pairs of mittens from the sweater. And I have a few other sweaters that I’ve already cut for mittens. So, several others will be getting a pair of these puppies. But, they will all look quite different based on the sweater.
The first pair took me about 2 hours, with the help of my friend Stephanie. I think the others will go quicker. It’s a fairly simple process, with the cuff coming from the sleeve cuffs of the sweater.
I also put this green cowl together for my sister-in-law, to go with the mittens. This is cowl #7 I’ve made this winter. They really make great gifts and are really speedy.
one two of my handmade gifts this Christmas.
What do you think?