Warm & Cozy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

When I was a little girl growing up in Iowa, I loved the cold and snow. I remember my mom calling out how many minutes I would have left to play in my snow forts, even on days when school was cancelled due to ridiculous wind chills. Now, I’m just old and not so fond of all this cold. When the weather here in Omaha started turning cooler, I started hunting for anything to make me feel warm and cozy. On my final visit to the Old Market Farmer’s Market, I met Kim and learned about her OldWoolNew business. OldWoolNew carries mittens, fingerless gloves and headbands that are all made from recycled sweaters. Kim was born in Minnesota, so we all know what kind of winters she experienced. Her first sewing project was a ukulele case that she made in the third grade and she has sewn pretty much anything you can think of ever since. I went straight for the mittens and had a wonderfully hard time trying to pick the ones I wanted because of the variety of available. The quality of these mittens is fantastic and you wouldn’t believe how soft they are due to the additions of wool and cashmere being sewn into each pair. One of the things Kim enjoys the most about her creation process is how truly unique each pair is due to the blending of materials, textures and colors. You can find Kim at the upcoming Aksarben Village Holiday Market on December 6th and 7th. With all the accessories OldWoolNew offers, anyone is sure to find their own piece of warm and cozy.


My purchase: A pair of mittens for myself & three for my kids


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