did we archive it? If not can we redo it? I am considering getting some of those silk long johns....
What are the best/warmest gloves? I have isotoners but don't really love them- they always feel so cold, clammy when I put them on....
I thought I DID archive it, but cannot find
November 13 2008, 12:46 PM
Maybe I can find it with a search and archive it. I'll try tonight.
I have had silk longjohns, but much prefer the polypropylene. You can find it at any ski or outdoor store for about the same price as silk. While you are there, buy a pair of glove liners. They are only a couple of bucks a pair. You can get thin sock liners, too.
I still swear by SmartWool socks--wear 'em every day for about 6-7 months of the year. They cost around $18 pair and last for YEARS. They are definitely worth the price.
Lots of that "smartwool" on ebay
November 14 2008, 12:50 PM
I just saw....
I love my lined isotoners
November 13 2008, 12:47 PM
they've been lined with ???? thin tan warm lining.
I do, too
November 14 2008, 11:10 AM
Many years ago I had an unlined pair of gray Isotoners and never really cared for them, but they were also short gloves. Now I have the longer pair (that cover the wrist) of black ones that are lined, and I love them. I've worn them for years.
This is the kind I have they are like lycra or something inside.... nt
November 14 2008, 1:02 PM
So you do have the lined ones?
November 14 2008, 1:27 PM
I just looked, but my tag is so worn that if it ever said the lining content, I certainly can't read it at this point! But, they are lined in a tan-colored fabric.
I think you're in a much colder clime than I am. Have you tried Thinsulate gloves? I know I have a pair of those, too--and they are so warm that my hands start to feel sweaty when I wear them very long.
The Frugalista Files
no, mine just have the slimy Lycra inside, I am gonna look for those lined ones
November 15 2008, 5:49 AM
I am picturing they are lined with microfiber or something : ) That would be good...
I've had the thinsulate
November 15 2008, 5:54 PM
and I liked that they were warm, but they were bulky enough that it was hard to get my keys out of my purse.... and such with them. The ones I like best are a thinner lining, but I love them!
November 14 2008, 1:49 PM
Where I live, I'm more concerned with warmth than appearance. The warmest gloves I own are ragg wool with polarfleece lining. I also have a pair of leather gloves (not warm) that I wear with thin glove liners, but only when appearance counts. Can't say enough good things about glove liners and sock liners.
Edited to add--Sheila, I bumped Jaime's "Do you ever want to just turn the heat up?" thread from January 2006. Is this the one you meant? Find it somewhere on this page.
November 15 2008, 5:50 AM
I have been fighting the urge to crank the heat- already!!! And it is only November... : (
Sandy in MI
I tried something someone suggested
November 13 2008, 12:59 PM
I can't remember who suggested this. Kim maybe? Anyway, I remember someone saying they wear a hat inside to stay warm without turning up the heat too much. I tried this and it works great. Although I must say I only do it when no one else is home because I feel extremely silly. I turn up the heat when it's more than just me, but I just bundle up when I'm by myself.
PaulaF in CO
Good, dry socks
November 13 2008, 1:04 PM
I wear hiking socks most days, although not smart wool. I think that the key is to change your socks when you start feeling cold. For me, I can go from feeling chilled to feeling just fine if I change my socks. Typically I do this around sundown because the temperature stops to drop and my socks are damp from a day in shoes.
Lori in MA
This may sound hokey
November 16 2008, 4:22 PM
When I was taking herbal classes with Rosemary Gladstar she suggested that we use a wool scarf to wrap snuggly around our waists. She said this is used in other countries to keep the kidneys (and ovaries) warm as well as the whole body. She said it can also help with period tension. I have yet to try it.
I get cold in my shoulders first, so I have knitted myself a shawl that I wear around the house.