I know it is almost Spring and we're all waiting ever so anxiously for the snow to melt - but I've been wanting to post this for a while and if I wait until next Fall to post this . . . well, you know how life with a new baby is! It will probably never get posted :) So here it is!
How to Add Sleeves or extensions onto your childs (or yours if you want them) gloves or mitts:
1. Find some old socks. I used some of my wool socks that had holes in the toes but the rest of the sock was still in great condition. I'm sure that any sock will do, but warmer is probably better. Also it's good if it will be big enough to fit over your child's jacket sleeve. (I ended up just using the two pairs on the right).
I am so very pleased with how they turned out! My kids have been wearing them for the last 3 months and they are holding up very well. I used to have to readjust their mitts all the time while they were playing outside. They used to complain that their hands were cold. Now they play outside for a long time and say they are warm. Their mitts never have to be readjusted and I didn't have to spend any more money on different gloves!
p.s. The inspiration for these sleeve additions came from a lady in Church who had bought gloves for her girls that looked like they had baby warmers attached to them. I'm sure that reusing your own baby warmers would also work really well.