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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Gloves

 I keep forgetting to tell you guys about my wonderful new gloves. I know there are a few fiber artists out there that read my blog, so this one is for you!

 I met Mona on the beach trip I took with my art pals a few weeks ago. Mona basically sat in this chair by the window the entire cold and rainy weekend and made these amazing gloves. It took her all weekend to make them and as I watched her I wanted them more and more. There is just something so great about owning something beautiful that you watched someone make with their own hands. They were perfect too, since it was so cold. I just love them and only had that one weekend to wear them, because of course on the day we left it got warm and sunny. But I will have them for the coming winter and I will most likely wear them every day!
 They are made from wool sweaters that she recycles and they are fingerless. She also gave me a pair of recycled thin gloves for inserts to make them extra warm. I can't believe I am already looking forward to the cold days of winter, but I want to wear my gloves! They weren't exactly inexpensive, but worth every penny, because I know how much use and enjoyment I will get out of them. That's why spending money on art is so worthwhile!!



9 comments:

Lori Buff said...

They are so fun looking. Of course they are kind of magic because they warmed your hands the weekend you got them and then they brought the warm weather to the rest of us. At least we can look at it that way.

Tracey Broome said...

Good point, Lori!
I can't wait to wear them for real though! It won't be long before we are wishing for cold weather again here in the south:)

just jody said...

LOVE them....I've been wanting a pair myself!

Laura Farrow said...

aaww, what a great weekend that was. I've alerted Mona that she's been blogged!

Anna M. Branner said...

There are so many great projects just WAITING to be created from an old wool sweater. :) These are beautiful.

Susan Wells said...

Ooooooooo. I likey! So sassy. Like YOU!

smartcat said...

These gloves are great,,,funky and practical....you could hang them on a wall to look at until it's time to wear them. How great to recycle old sweaters.

cookingwithgas said...

I could use them right now- chilly in my basement. They are sassy!

Erin said...

Oh I love them!! So unique and beautiful!!