Winter Warmers

I’m starting to feel like I am permanently trapped in a snow globe. Whilst it has been very pretty and I quite like the stillness and silence of winter, it has been very nippy.

This winter, it has become apparent to me that my wardrobe is lacking in winter warmers. I need to get myself wrapped up and I want to be wrapped up in the best winter accessories.

I keep thinking about my lost hat.  It was a beanie with a headphone knit pattern. I don’t know how I lost it, but as with most winter accessories, they have a tendency to break away from you. Which is why mittens on a string are such a fantastic idea!

I recently wrote about Yokoo and her amazing winter accessories. Today I’d like to share some other winter warmers that I have my heart set on.

I am waiting to get Elizabeth Lau‘s handknitted Kiev hat and scarf hybrid on my head. What a clever design!  Which reminds me of this possible replacement to my headphone beanie. Are these earmuffs? Or headphones? Well my friend, they are earphones disguised as earmuffs. And they are also on sale at the moment at Urban Outfitters and available in black or white.

If you want your winter accessories to have only one function, then here are some of the cutest scarves out in shops at the moment.

Donna Wilson‘s little fox scarf comes in grey too. If you can’t get enough of the fox, she also has the cutest fox cushion.

If that’s too cute for your taste, I also like Lazy Oaf’s Tuxedo Scarf. How cool is this little number? Perfect for last minute black tie events!

Even if these don’t fight the baltic temperatures the cool little designs will certainly warm the heart and put a big smile on your face.  Anyone know where I can get a Rupert the Bear jumper? There used to be knitting patterns on ebay that were available for sale but I’ve not had much luck today.

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Cosy Toes

People tend to stay in more in winter because it’s easier to be cosy at home than it is outside. You wouldn’t really walk around draped in a blanket or duvet but you can curl up in front of the telly in this fashion.

I love wooden flooring and going bare feet so having perfect slippers is essential in winter.  Last winter, I had a pair of knitted ones from Istanbul. They were beautiful wool socks hand-knitted by the same Turkish ladies who sold them for about £4.  It was heartbreaking when they fell apart.

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So I have been on the hunt for replacement slippers and these have caught my eye . I love how the details go as far as the soles of the slippers. I’ve seen similar slippers being sold but for toddlers and I am so glad that these are now available in adult sizes as there are many of us who have not grown up.

I am not a big fan of fleece but I can just imagine that these slippers would be very nice to sink tired feet in.

Memory of Light

It’s funny how quickly the weather changes in a day. I woke up today to a beautiful Autumn’s day. Clear, blue skies. I remember stopping and pausing. Looking up and staring into the golden sun. I saw the slow and graceful fall of a yellow leaf. But I know not what leaf it was.

When it got dark this evening, I thought that it had gotten pretty cold. I wished I brought my mittens out. It properly felt like winter. And then it snowed. In October, it snowed. I remembered that it was only in April that it last snowed in London.

I felt like I’d gone through a year in a single day today. I found some beautiful photos by Cori Kindred, taken on her polaroid. I love how sunsplashed the photos are. This one in particular captured the loss I felt, that memory of this morning’s Autumn day.

I decided to put on the Resident Advisor podcast by Lee Jones. It felt right to sit here on the first winter day of the year, listening to beautiful cinematic music and admiring these images.