Greetings, and Dear Cynthia,
One of my friends / classmates gave me a pair of mittens, which she made!
I really love them, and I couldn't believe that she took the time to make me such a nice gift!She purchased some sweaters at the Good Will store, cut them up using a pattern she found online, and sewed them together. They are even fleece lined and really, really warm!
The three pattern pieces needed for these are similar to the ones linked to on this website, which also contains a nice tutorial. Also, here... And, just feast your eyes on these finished mittens! ADORABLE and WARM! It's a lot faster than knitting a pair of mittens from scratch... I am thinking I know people who might need these as Christmas gifts next year...
That's it for now. Soon to come is a tutorial on how to make a monogramed gift card holder/pouch which my nieces and nephew really enjoyed receiving this past Christmas...