Dad’s old wool sweater is bright blue. That kind of blue that almost shines in your eyes. Indigo blue, sky blue, wintery cold day blue. And it’s too tiny for dad. But the blue wanted to be recycled, so I did obey.
I made a pair of fingergloves for my mother. Her favourite colour is blue, all kinds of blue colours. I made the gloves by using the arms of the machine felted sweater. I sewed it on the sewing machine for the first time. I’ve made several gloves and mittens from sweaters, but I have always sewed them by hand to make the seamallowance almost invisible inside. But it works fine to use the sewing machine too I think. They fit my mom like a second skinn.
The decorations I added by hand. They are crocheted snowstars, part of a thrifted doily, and blue pearls that shimmer and shine in the crisp winter. Only, it’s still raining outside.