We're in a bit of a cold-snap here. Brrr! No better time to work on some of the felted wool jumpers I've had in mind, inspired by one of my students. Her mother made her a few of these that started as dresses when she was toddling, and as she's grown have become long shirts. I found some great wool/blend sweaters at a thrift store a few weeks ago and felted them immediately. One was actually a woman's vest, which felted enough that I didn't have to do any cutting and sewing at all. The others were womens' sweaters, which felted just right, so that I only had to cut off the sleeves and shape the arm and neck holes to fit just right. The sleeves could then be used to make wrist warmers.
I made some a while back. It is really easy to do. If you're going to make the vest, you might as well make the wrist warmers to match, too. Don't you think? Give it a try and let me know how it goes!