Just wanted to show what I did for my youngest DD. We were getting ready to go out side and she was not happy with any of the glove and mitten choices available to her. She kept complaining about the snow getting up her sleeves and making her arms cold. Well I finally convinced her to choose a pair of mittens and sent her on her way. About an hour later she comes stomping in and complains about her sleeves are full of snow and she needed a new pair of mittens and a dry shirt. Sure enough right around the wrist band was packed a wad of snow that hit the floor with a "whump" leaving us both feeling the cold. After the change and playing for another hour she and her DS were ready to come in for hot coco and homemade "marshmallow" experiment. We talked about what would work better and was thinking mittens that went up past her elbows, but the problem with that is they may scrunch down and make her uncomfortable. I gave it some thought and asked her if she wanted something that would attach to her head like a scarf but the mittens were attached to it. So we went to my stash of wool and cashmere sweaters I had been collecting and wanting to use for various reasons and found a sweater she liked, it looked so good on her I thought it was a shame to cut it up. So she gets to keep it and went searching for another. Finally after much digging we found and old Lord and Taylor two ply cashmere sweater with a little damage to it. Not the prettiest of colors, but the moment she touched it she was hooked. It was so soft she started hugging it and it took a couple of days to get to it. Finally the moment was right. Here is our story.
First I researched here for a ideas found this:
which was close to what I was thinking. I was able to do this in 2 sittings on the same day. Someone more experienced will get this done in about 1/2 hour or less.
Step 1: Find the Right Sweater
Step 2: Preparing the Body
Step 4: The Finished Scarf Mittens
Thank you for taking the time to look. Any suggestions would be invaluable to me for making this better. I think my older DD wants one as well. She hasn't said so yet, but she is not the type to ask out right so I am sensing some "I want one, too" vibes.