Baby, it’s cold inside!

It’s cold! My house won’t warm up and neither will my fingers and toes. I had the heaters on during the day and wore fingerless gloves indoors! Outrageous! It’s the coldest winter in 3 years and boy, am I feeling it today. So much so that I have been seriously contemplating buying a snuggie!

Should I? Shouldn’t I? Hmmm…

I know I can make one. But seriously, why would I spend months crocheting this…

Image and free pattern from Coats and Clark

… or knitting this?

Image and free pattern from Bernat

Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should. Right? It will be warm again when I finish it! Although I must admit that the knitted snuggie does look pretty cozy. No no no… Must resist… must resist…

How about you?
Are you pro- or anti- snuggie?
What do you think of those handmade ones?


P.S. Knitting party went really well yesterday! But I forgot to take pics and was too busy chatting about fibre that I didn’t do much knitting. I’ll try to take pics next time though.

P.P.S. I compensated for loss knitting time yesterday and spent a good few hours knitting today. Happy to report that I’m halfway through my second sleeve. Yay! Hope you had a great weekend!

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11 Responses to “Baby, it’s cold inside!”

  1. sara says:

    i vote for a snug sack instead. instead of just covering your front, it is more like a blanket that snaps or buttons to become a full “snuggie”.

    starts as a rectangle.
    corners fold down and secure to the middle to create the sleeves.
    sides fold in and secure to enclose your legs.

    😀 can’t wait to see what your snuggie!

  2. Johanna says:

    Sew one out of something warm and fleecy. Still handmade, but much faster than knit or crochet.

  3. Julie says:

    I’m not a fan of snuggies, because I honestly don’t understand why a blanket and a cardigan items you likely already own) wouldn’t do just as good, if not better, job of keeping you warm. But then again, I’m always trying to have *less* stuff!
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..Modification Mondays- Welt and Rib Reversible =-.

  4. Hpflo13 says:

    I have an original snuggie and they are not the greatest. Yes! They are warm, but I find them too big and it all just gets in the way! Also, there’s lots of static and friction sparks that happened…esp. in winter since there’s dry air. My advice would be to stick to a cardigan and blanket or sew one from your own choice of fabric…(all of which are suggested above) 😉

  5. cath says:

    This is a hillarious post! Made me laugh out loud. I am, however, voting for the dressing gown as a warm snuggly cover up…or if you want to be wearing proper clothes – the trackydacs and ugh boots. Yes, they are bogan, but they are warm! But if I should ever drop in and you’re wearing a snuggie, well then, I promise not to laugh.
    .-= cath´s last blog ..Finished…but wait- there’s more =-.

  6. Steph says:

    I can only guess at how much wool they use! I think snuggies look funny but oh if it’s warm I don’t care about looks (inside the privacy of my own home anyway!)
    .-= Steph´s last blog ..I must be crazy =-.

  7. Evon says:

    I know…never say never…but, I honestly don’t think I’d ever even start one. A blanket or quilt works for this purpose very well and all that knitting time (& supplies) can be well used for all sorts of other goodies. So, my vote is no thanks!

  8. Jasmine says:

    I think someone already mentioned this but instead of crocheting or knitting one this season, sew one with the ready to sew fleece. You don’t even have to finish the edges if you want but I’m sure it would look cute with a contrasting color blanket stitch around. When the spring starts again, start making a homemade snuggie so that by the next winter you’ll have a lighter and heavier choice.
    I personally own a snuggie and I love it since it gets so cold downstairs where my computer is and I can still type 🙂

  9. aeonie says:

    I am not a snug fan …. you get a cold bottom when you get up:)
    I love snuggling on the couch under a crochet blanket!
    .-= aeonie´s last blog ..Textile Art Festival =-.

  10. Momo says:

    The knitted one is interesting, but above all I prefer a warm blanket… probably I’m just saying it because it would take me a year to crochet/knit a snuggy!!!!
    .-= Momo´s last blog ..How to take measurement =-.

  11. Tatiana says:

    They’re look really cozy and must be very easy, but you’re right, when we finished, heat will be here again!
    Anyway, I’ll keep the idea in my mind. Could be a great present!

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