December 17, 2010

Arm warmers.

You've heard of leg warmers. How about some arm warmers? The backs of my hands are always getting cold as I type up here in my remote outpost in the northland, with the thermostat set the way we like it — low.

And these are, seriously, gift ideas. If you don't like my ideas, at least don't forget my portal:


Trooper York said...

You can purchase your own copy of the offical Althouse commentor Christmas card.

Available at

Lem said...

I've already got some long johns trough your amazon thingy..

btw - amazon packaging practises ie the environment leave a lot to be desired.

I'm just saying.

Trooper York said...

See if you can name all of the commentors. I mean Methadras, Seven Macho's and Cedarford are easy but try and name the rest.

Mule Ears said...

Google "Wristies."

Titus said...

You should do what Lands End does now with some of the Customer Service Reps.

Actually have a video of you displaying products.

You could get more business.

And this is kind of whorish all these Amazon links but I love it.

Gwen said...

I can never see the Amazon portal in posts like this or anywhere else on the blog. What's up with that?

Maggie said...

The alternative to the arm warmers are fingerless gloves.

For those who are craft minded you can get patterns for arm warmers, leg warmers, gloves and fingerless gloves over the Internet :)

bandmeeting said...

You set the thermostat "where we like it" yet you are uncomfortable?


Harry said...

Can't you get a woodstove or fireplace insert? My house is toasty. I cut my own wood so it doesn't cost me anything.

Ann Althouse said...

@band meeting I set the temp for good breathing and freshness, but my hands tend to get cold. If I set the heat for my hands to feel good, it would be stuffy and I'd feel drowsy.

Enlighten-NewJersey said...

I’ve been humming this song to myself ever since I read that you keep your home at 62 in the winter. To each his own, but I’m with Eliza…

"All I want is a room somewhere,
Far away from the cold night air,
With one enormous chair.
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?

Lots of chocolate for me to eat.
Lots of coal makin' lots of 'eat.
Warm face, warm 'ands, warm feet.
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?

Oh, so loverly sittin' absobloominlutely still.
I would never budge 'till spring
Crept over the windowsill.

Someone's 'ead restin' on my knee,
Warm an' tender as 'e can be,
Who takes good care of me.
Oh, wouldn't it be loverly?
Loverly, loverly, loverly, loverly."

bagoh20 said...

" least don't forget my portal:"

I think of little else.

murgatroyd666 said...

With the rise of steampunk, those arm warmer thingies are back in style.

Gonna get the goggles, too?

Jennifer said...

I have a pair and LOVE them. I'll make some more for me and my store...someday.

AllenS said...

Maybe 62ยบ is too cold for your system. That temperature might be ok if you're up and moving around, but too cold if you're stationary.

Cheryl said...

You need fingerless gloves! Find a knitting friend--they are pretty quick to make and really do the trick. Spring for cashmere. Warm and lightweight, and no knitter will say "No" to working with it!

BTW, we are the "aerogarden" if it shows up on your Amazon list. Glad to help. (And if I get done with my winter knitting I will be happy to make some for you. I have a scarf and a hat yet to finish.)

DaveW said...

Do people wear those things for warmth or fashion? I thought they were fashion accessories.

My oven mitt search is over. I'm going to buy these Ove Glove type mitts with long cuffs.

It seems like I had to settle for ugly if I was going to get good performance. Once I figured that out I wanted to get the best performance I could. Those have articulated fingers and supposedly will protect you from up to 480 degrees. The extended cuffs will, I hope, keep me from burning my arm on the door or rack. The only thing I'm worried about is cleaning them.

That's not an Althouse link so if you want to buy those bring it back and punch it in her search thingy.

Lucien said...

Well, Ann, just set out all of your opera length gloves and pick the pair you can best do without (I know this will be hard) and cut the fingers off -- et voila!

And no more portal monologues.