My girlfriend in Minnesota just sent these adorable mittens to me in the mail. She goes to thrift stores and buys old wool sweaters. She then felts the wool by washing and drying it. Cuts out the mittens and lines them with fleece. They are the most comfortable mittens and so darn cute! The buttons on the cuff are perfect! You can find the pattern here: http://www.sewnews.com/pdf/hol06.pdf
Stripes or dots or sparkling white,
Mittens in winter fit just right.
Wool and cotton, maybe leather-
Mittens warm us in cold weather.
In rainbow colors and darkest black,
Mittens fit in a pocket or in your pack.
Thumbs alone, fingers together,
We love mittens in the cold, cold weather.