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Monday, November 10, 2008

Warmth!

With the weather beginning its rapid descent into cold, miserable winter, it is important to find adequate ways to keep warm.

Last year, for instance, I was converted to the leg warmer camp. They may look stupid when you're doing step aerobics, but they're great underneath your jeans on a blustery winter day. Nobody has to know about your fashion indiscretions. I took the sleeves off one of Ian's old shrunken wool sweaters to make my leg warmers (why pay $20 for a store-bought pair when there are perfectly good sweaters lying around?). An old pair of soccer socks with the feet cut off works well too.

I've also purchased a few yards of the softest baby fleece I've ever felt so I can get started on making my BlankCape. (It's a blanket, it's a cape; It's a BlankCape!)

Laugh all you want, but obviously I'm not the only person who wants to keep warm while still being functional. Check out the Slanket:
It's a blanket with sleeves so you can stay warm while knitting, crocheting, reading, or video gaming. Now why didn't I think of that? Genius!

What's your favorite way of keeping warm during the winter?


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7 comments:

jess said...

heated leather seats in my car. i've decided i need a portable buttwarmer to take with me everywhere i go. my office chair in particular.

i wear capri length spanx (only they are some other brand - the name escapes me right now) under my pants in the winter. my socks pull right up to where they end - so i'm all toasty warm.

Claire said...

Hmm...both the BlankCape and Slanket seem designed to trap the populace in snuggly warmth, making it easier for the harvester robots of our alien foes to snatch us from our sofas and put us to work in their off-world Illudium mines (for use in their Illudium Q-38 Explosive Space Modulators).

As for me, I have a tiny ceramic heater (I'm not sure which brand it is...Deathtrap? FlameHazard? Burnbuddy?) in my office, and I keep the thermostat on 65 at home while wearing lots of layers.

I want to be mobile when those harvester robots snatch you all up in their mechanical claws.

matches said...

SEX! LOTS OF SEX!

Except when I'm crabby, which is all of the time . In those situations I like to wear baby pajama-bags (except for adults). You know...the kind that zip up at the bottom in a big giant bag. Fortunately and unfortunately there aren't legs in these things...so it requires a lot of hopping around the house.

(navigated to you through the artofoverthunk)

Scottrbarnes said...

I have an old sock filled with rice which I microwave on high for 3 minutes and place it in my bed. We don't use the heater at my house - it's too damn expensive with this awful 1970s insulation. So, the hot sock works well when I want to hop into bed without freezing to death. It holds heat for quite a while.

Sra said...

Jess: Ooh, I love heated seats in cars! I usually don't care about the specs of cars. I just see them as a tool to get around (and I drive a 1991 Buick Park Ave with a dent in the hood and some mismatched silver paint over some cracks that looks like bird crap, so how much pride can I have?). But I was turned on to seat warmers last winter, and I must say I lust after them.

Claire: I had a little space heater at work last year too, and so did my boss (we are both habitually cold), and the old wiring in this mansion can't handle the both of us, so we kept blowing out the circuit. So I gave mine up, which is too bad because it was so toasty. This year I keep a blanket in my cube and luckily we're running the heat a few degrees warmer as well. I also love layers.

Matches: It's true, sex can produce heat. I'm afraid I don't understand this adult pajama bag thing... is it like footies? Thank you for visiting!

Scott: That's a great idea! I think I shall try it.

Sra said...

Jess: Ooh, I love heated seats in cars! I usually don't care about the specs of cars. I just see them as a tool to get around (and I drive a 1991 Buick Park Ave with a dent in the hood and some mismatched silver paint over some cracks that looks like bird crap, so how much pride can I have?). But I was turned on to seat warmers last winter, and I must say I lust after them.

Claire: I had a little space heater at work last year too, and so did my boss (we are both habitually cold), and the old wiring in this mansion can't handle the both of us, so we kept blowing out the circuit. So I gave mine up, which is too bad because it was so toasty. This year I keep a blanket in my cube and luckily we're running the heat a few degrees warmer as well. I also love layers.

Matches: It's true, sex can produce heat. I'm afraid I don't understand this adult pajama bag thing... is it like footies? Thank you for visiting!

Scott: That's a great idea! I think I shall try it.

matches said...

SEX! LOTS OF SEX!

Except when I'm crabby, which is all of the time . In those situations I like to wear baby pajama-bags (except for adults). You know...the kind that zip up at the bottom in a big giant bag. Fortunately and unfortunately there aren't legs in these things...so it requires a lot of hopping around the house.

(navigated to you through the artofoverthunk)

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