Since this is my first ever post, I want to say how inspiring and creative everyone seems to be! I love all the ideas and wish that I would have had this type of encouragement and inspiration when I was younger. Now, although I have been totally chicken to show anything that I make, here is my first attempt at a purse from a wool sweater (thanks to all the people that explained fulling and felting). Since the manufactured sweater was cut and sewn up the sides, I couldn't just unravel to reuse the yarn so I felted it first and then cut out the shapes and went from there. The handle on the purse is the ribbed collar of the sweater and the the ribbing around the hex closer is the bottom of the sweater. The mittens were cut from the sleeves with the ribbed cuffs of the sweater making the cuff for the mittens. I hope the pictures work.