The weekend was cold, so very cold, but this knitter knows how to dress to keep the cold from penetrating through to her skin (and I'm sure you do to). I am always cold, believe me, my friends know this is true. In order to survive a weekend of cold that cuts like a knife, I need my knits.
During cold weather you will always find me in a pair of hand knit socks, but when I'm getting ready to leave the house on a very cold day, I put on my leg warmers. I feel like one the most fortunate people on the planet because this pair of leg warmers was an unexpected gift from CherylS back in 2008. Every spring before I put them away for the summer I check them over to see if they need repair and, then, I carefully give them a bath. I want to make sure my leg warmers are ready for action the following winter.
After donning my puffy down parka, I wrap an always-handy shawl around my neck. I wear a shawl as scarf, as it serve the dual purpose of keeping my neck warm when I'm out of doors but, also, of protecting my shoulders when I'm sitting indoors.
I then on pull on a pair of gloves, in this case, a hand knit pair from Estonia, which I purchased from Nancy Bush a few years ago. And, since it's a very cold day, I pull a pair of mitts over the top.
At this point, I'm ready to head out the door and into the cold. What are you're go-to items for staying warm?