Chilly weather has FINALLY made its way to Southern California and I am thrilled to start piling on my cozy sweaters, scarves and hats. The nip in the air has me digging through my closets for wintery gear and longing for a new item or two to update my collection. So this 4 for Friday I’m turning to Etsy for a few knit items to keep me happy and warm all the way through Spring.
• My hands are the first part of my body to feel the chill and it seems as if they are always cold (even indoors). This bright and happy pair of Hand Crocheted Fingerless Gloves in Passionfruit Pink will keep them fashionably warm. Plus the fingerless style will allow me to fiddle with my iPhone when I’m outdoors or even type on my computer when I feel a draft while inside. Gloves are made with 100% Peruvian wool and feature a strap and button for added detail. $40
• One of the season’s hottest trends revamps the 80’s leg warmers and turns them into Boot Cuffs. I love the look of a contrasting color or texture peeking out of boots, and as an added benefit they keep legs toasty and dry. This pair of boot cuffs is hand knit with puffed stitching in an oatmeal hued yarn and is designed to top most boots by 2 to 4 inches. (Also offered in a multitude of colors.) $25
• There’s nothing better then cuddling up in a thick warm blanket while watching some television or reading a book. I’m loving the idea of keeping this Hand Knit Chunky Throw Wrap near my desk to keep me warm while working on a cold day. This ‘very chunky’ handmade wrap was crafted with 100% hand spun thick and thin wool yarn in a hand dyed bark brown shade. Super soft and plush, the throw is 65 inches long and 26 wide. $125
• Turn a drab, gray day a little bit brighter by donning this Crocheted Slouchy Hat in a bright emerald green. This super cute hat is hand crocheted with a thick acrylic yarn that’s soft to the touch. It features a lacy pattern with a deep brim (that can cover the ears) and is embellished with a large crocheted rose. $28
Readers – what are your favorite cozy items to keep you warm during the winter?
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.