Mittens with a past


This morning was COLD. Zero degrees cold. My dogs looked at me accusingly during our morning walk and forlornly lifted their paws in protest. I don’t blame them – I like the cold but I don’t like being cold, which translates into my love of all things fleecy and downy and wooly.

Currently, my favorite winter accessories are my “Mittens with a Past,” a gift from a friend who said they “seemed like me,” which turns out to be a sparklingly perfect complement.

The mittens were made by Nancy Nolfi of Pizzazz Fiber Art and are “one of a kind, needle felted mittens. Made from re-purposed wool sweaters, vintage buttons and lined with warm, cozy fleece.”

I love love love them. Perfect for dog walks and cold mornings in the car. Handmade and Alaska-made. Cheerfully bright, one of a kind, perfectly mismatched, and most of all, oh so COZY.

Bring on the cold – I won’t feel it wearing these lovelies!




Author: Gretchen Fauske

I love Anchorage. I love what it is, what it's been, and what I dream it will be. I share my adventures with DJ (my husband), my fabulous family and friends, two frenchies named Grover and Teddy, and now, all of you. If you love Anchorage too, get in touch - guest posts are welcome!