Serendipity gloves – to redo a slipover

Have you seen the movie Serendipity? It was on TV this weekend, and I saw it again. It is a silly but cute chick flick about how serendipity should work in our lifes… Serendipity is a great word, it means:

    The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident!

    A word invented by Horace Walpole it appears!

And that is also the story of this pink slipover that I bought and then accidently washed in the washer not knowing/checking that it was pure wool!

It shrunk in the wash!

A year ago I would have cast it away and been sulky. But now I’ve read Do Redo, a book about how to use felted stuff in new ways.

So I washed the slipover once more in 60 degrees, and then made a pair of gloves!

Do redo this slipover!I used a old pair of black knitted gloves as a pattern and cut out the pices out of the pink felted slipover. Thick and soft material, perfect for finger gloves.

I cut out the thumb part separate since the slipover was so small (narrow).

Me on the floor cuting with sissors
Me on the floor. I didn’t have “time” to make a pattern, but using a old pair of gloves worked nicely. I stitched the pices toghether with thin sewing thread and then I embrodered roses on the back of the hand, using superfluous wool from the very long socks-project.

My pink wool gloves
And this is how they came out! Pink, close fit and very girly looking. The waist part is covering the wrist and foldes to a perfect dubble size.

Close up on the embroidered pink rose. Also made free hand with no pattern.

And then I made a little flower brooch in the same wool material. I really like it and want to do more! Fun, fun fun!

So that is how serendipity works when it works correct. And mysterius are the ways of craft.

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14 Responses to Serendipity gloves – to redo a slipover

  1. Ulla says:

    Do-Re-Do…do it more.You really succeded in making soft mittens,romantic mittens.Wellcome spring….where are you?-23C!!!!
    Lovely knit-alog-stockings just perfect these days.

    I have this book just now and yes it’s really worth washing woolthings in warm water.And the decorations…so many possibilities.

  2. mimik says:

    great job! I love the embroidery :-)

  3. AnnaA says:

    L o v e l y!!! :)

  4. Cassi says:

    Ooooooh! Great job, they came out so cute :) I think the embroidery was the perfect touch. I’ll have to check that book out, it sounds like it has some fun ideas.

  5. kris says:

    beautiful! i really love how the embroidery makes them extra special.

  6. Lolly says:

    Amazing! I love love love the pink! You are so creative!

  7. Martha says:

    Really cool gloves. The embroidery is lovely. You did a wonderful job.

  8. myra says:

    What a great idea, and your gloves are so sweet!

  9. Mia says:

    Very cute! And creative! I’m your fan… :-)

  10. krissy says:

    those gloves are absolutely darling! you did a fabulous job on the embroidery.

  11. Amy says:

    Wow – those look wonderful. Almost makes me wish that it was cold enough to ever need gloves in Austin TX – HA!

  12. KnitPastis says:

    I have trouble reading and understanding patterns so I will do what you do with the gloves. Trace the outline of maybe a pair of capri pants or top and I use that as a base pattern then the rest is the creative part. Your gloves are so cute!! Great Idea you gave me for using 100%wool. I love everything you do though!

  13. Alex says:

    I love that silly flick (watch it over and over), l o v e pink, recycling is great and your gloves are so lovely!

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