I shall call them ‘sleeves’.

February 3, 2009


Why, oh why, do I wait until the bitter end of the day to make a post?  My last shreds of consciousness long to go to couch bed, but there’s still this final task to complete.  Tonight is even worse because I forgot my camera at school, so I have to dig through old ‘possible post’ photos.  I’ll show you the socks.

I don’t mind walking in the cold, as long as nearly every part of my skin is enclosed in fabric.  I wear tank tops under my shirt to prevent windy-belly-syndrome, pulled-up socks so my ankles don’t get cold, a scarf & hat, and long sleeves sealed up by gloves.  When it was super-cold I wore the big ugly down coat and chopped the feet off some long socks so they could be used as quasi-legwarmers.  (Under my pants, not like a bad 80’s nightmare.)   One day it wasn’t freezing cold so I just wore my regular coat and a sweater with 1/2 sleeves.  My wrists! My wrists were going to feel the wind!  Nooooooo!!!!  Enter the chopped socks.

Please observe the blindingly white skin of my elbow.

I think the cat hairs really add something.


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “I shall call them ‘sleeves’.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I always thought gloves should more resemble gauntlets so that your wrists could stay warm. I actually went looking for some once upon a time, but the only ones I found were for motorcycle riders and Darth Vader impersonators.


    • Lloyd Said on:

      And, since you were only one of those, you decided to give them a miss?


    • Deanne Said on:

      Ski gloves, Brad. Go to REI or some other outdoor store. They probably even have long liner gloves (like fleece or something more technical). Actually, REI was just having a big sale, so I bet they’re really picked over. Campmor.com might be a better option.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    Chopped Socks--hehe--did you use your santoku?

    In honor of your fierce chopping skilz, in any room of the house:



  3. Beth Said on:

    Someone on Etsy has a recycled-old-sweater-sleeves product they call “warmies”. Leg warmers for little girls.

    I’m pretty sure you could do the same with your recycled-old-socks product and make a killing.


  4. Curt Said on:

    I have a bunch of old socks if you want them. You don’t even have to cut the ends open. The wholes are already there. Ha ha.

    Also, don’t your arms get hot? My arms are sweating just looking at your sleeves.


  5. Michele Said on:

    I can’t wait for “crazy dress day” during Lutheran Schools Week!


  6. Deanne Said on:

    You could cut a thumb hole in them so that they stay down under your gloves or mittens, too.


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