Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Well been blogging for almost two days now, and I have to say it is really rather exciting! Admittedly I only have one follower at the moment! Hello Gwen *Waving* but slow and steady etc...

In this age of austerity! (don't you just love that word!) When my dear husband accidentally boil washed his 100% Merino wool jumper and made it super small some months ago, I was determined to not let it go in the bin. And it has stayed tucked up in my 'to do' pile ever since, that is until last night...
Armed with a pair of scissors, some chalk and a tape measure (and a great tutorial http://mytutorlist.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/upcycled-fingerless-gloves-tutorial.html) I set to work to create something wonderful!
I measured the sleeves as suggested, and started to cut...

Now I had to sleeves! Great, what next, so I tried them on and made cuts to accommodate a thumb hole, dully cut where required and sewed up aforementioned cut, they look like fingerless gloves, ta da!
Ok so they aren't the prettiest fingerless gloves you'll ever see, but they kept my hands warm on the walk to nursery this morning, they match my new coat (see Thrifty Page). I did however still have rather a lot of jumper left to play with, so once again armed with my scissors, I cut the bottom ribbing off and then cut straight across just under the arm holes, giving me in addition to my unique fingerless gloves a rather snuggly cowl to match!
Ok, so they probably need some embellishment, but they kept me warm and I am rather proud! 


2 comments:

  1. Hello Caroline (waving back). What a brilliant idea. I'll have to remember that if I ever have a shrunken sweater. You have every right to be proud. I've just crocheted some fingerless gloves and I love wearing them.

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  2. Aww thanks Gwen, fingerless gloves are so much better! xx

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