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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Coping With Winter's Cold

I know I've mentioned more than once that it's cold in Maine in the winter.  Today was an exception.  In southern Maine, anyhow, we had rain in torents and it was 40 degrees outside.  The newscaster said we are losing 2/3 of our snow cover.  Sounds wonderful, but those of us who live here know it's not over.  We still need to get through February and March. 

And Maine doesn't have the corner on cold.  Northern New England and northern parts of the rest of the country can reach frigid temperatures as well.  And then there's our friends in Canada, who are even farther north than I am! 

I've given thought to how we cope with the cold.  We tend to dress a little warmer even when we are indoors; we rely on furnaces, fireplaces, and woodstoves for warmth.  When we venture outside, we reaally bundle up:  We don sweaters, coats, boots, mittens, mufflers, etc., against the wind and snow. 

Convinced there should be a simpler way to battle the elements outside, I surfed the net once again, and found what could be the answer for  many of us!



The full body sweater!  Now we can be warm from head to toe when we find it necessary to step outside!  Notice, the neck, the fingers, the face--all are protected.  Blue and yellow not your style?



Maybe pink and blue are for you.  I don't know why I didn't think of this sooner.  Time to get those knitting needles out and get to work!  If I start now, I might have one finished for next winter!

34 comments:

jinksy said...

Thinks - how would it be when you needed the loo? And who crochets the last row while you're insude the zoot suit? :)

jinksy said...

or even inside...

San said...

Hohoho!!! That pic sure got me in stitches! :)

Came by from SITS, hope you had a grand day! :)

ethelmaepotter! said...

Good grief, I don't know what's funnier - this...THING, or the woman without her seatbelt!
You have GOT to get the award for finding the funniest stuff on the internet!

My name is PJ. said...

Where on earth do you find this stuff?! That's a hoot! But, you know what? It makes me itch just to look at it!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

This is wild--I wouldn't think it would be very warm though. My dad used thick lined coveralls on cold days and they did the trick for him. The only problem was getting in and out of them took about 15 minutes!

Miss Footloose said...

Thanks for the laugh! However, wouldn't it be simpler to move to, say, Costa Rica, enjoy the Pura Vida, and never worry about winter again? No coats, no boots, oh bliss.

Okay, yes, I'm still working on it myself.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

These are hilarious. I don't think I'll order one yet though as with all my lumps and bumps, I'd resemble a ball of crochet yarn that the cat had tussled with!

Keep them coming, Eva. They're terrific.

glnroz said...

Now that's a tire for cold weather. Maybe that is not the right word or phrase.. lol

DJan said...

I have to agree with Karen, they are NOT very warm or practical. I wonder what in the world they were doing in these outfits. I would miss being able to SEE! Great find, Eva, and thanks for sharing.

Pretty Things said...

I don't know. Pink guy needs new boots. He's just not convincing me of his fashion statement.

jules said...

Who made those?!?! And how are there TWO people wearing them! OMG!

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

Too funny! Who does these things? I love how you find the things that always give me a smile for the day - thank you!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I wonder if its one size fits all? and does it shrink if it gets wet?

Steven Anthony said...

Hey that could make michigan winters tollerable:) love it, does it come in orange? ;)

Kristina P. said...

Yes! I totally posted that second on on my blog, months ago. Creepy.

Helene said...

While I think that's cool and all, what if you had to go to the bathroom...like in a huge hurry?

It's definitely a good concept though if you think about it. I would just leave the face area open and add a little opening that could be buttoned and unbuttoned when you had to go potty. Then it would be a huge hit.

Unknown Mami said...

Can you imagine having to go to the bathroom in that thing?

Eva Gallant said...

Jinksy: Good questions! I haven't a clue!

San: Thanks for dropping by!

Ethel: Please, no awards. I'm just doing my job, keeping people informed! lol

PJ: Those two photos are courtesy of the People of Public Transportation.com

Karen: This looks like it could take time to get in and out of, too!

MissFoot: Ah, if only I could!

Sandy: I know what you mean! I'll do my best!

Glen: I think one could "tire" getting in and out of it!

Djan: You do wonder where their minds were!

Pretty: You're right...boots are definitely needed!

Jules: I found these on the People of Public Transportation. com!

Blackberry: Glad I could make you smile!

Queen: If it shrinks when it gets wet, one could be asphyxiated!!
I suspect it would be one size fits MOST!

Steven: I didn't see one in orange; it might have to be a special request! lol

Kristina: Must have been before we met; I didn't see it.

Helene: All I can say is "Depends!"

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Blimey, what with yesterday's sight for sore eyes and this, I'm impressed with your ability to find fun photos online!

The Retired One said...

I don't know....
it looks kind of hole-ey to me....big stitches to let LOTS of frigid air in....

Holy Crochet, Batman...did you see that?

Suldog said...

The only question I've got is HOW DO YOU GET INTO IT? Maybe you have it knit onto you? Looks cozy, in any case.

Saw that you were next up for a roast at Eddie Bluelight's place. I'm looking forward to it! A fellow Celtics fan!

Elenka said...

If I knew how to knit, I'd have a few of these babies in I don't even care what color!!!! I did love the temps today!! But as you said, it ain't over yet. Don't forget April! We've had major snow in April, too! The older I get, the less I like the winter. Oh well.....
Love to Saco!

Mrsblogalot said...

Are you kidding me???

Did I really miss this sale???

TechnoBabe said...

It has been so cold that when we got home today from waiting in a line for a half hour outside, I seriously thought how do I make one, I am much better at crochet than knitting! You must have a secret online source for all the unique graphics and photos you put on your blog. You really do a really great work with your blog.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

What happens when you have a power surge? (As all us older gals have?) what do you wear under it?

tattytiara said...

Sold!

lakeviewer said...

Fashion and function. Ouch!

Chrissy MacCEO said...

I LOVE that full body sweater! I am always freezing! How fun would that be, even though it's totally silly!?!?

Eva Gallant said...

Richard: I do my best!

Retired: Maybe a tighter stitch would work? lol

Suldog: Love KG, Rondo, the Allens, all of them!

Elenka: Thanks for the love! I remember that April; was it 1981? 27 inches of snow or more!

Mrs.Blogs: You snooze, you lose!

Techno: Thanks for the kind words!

Lucy: "Depends."

Tatty: It's totally you! lol

Rosaria: So true!

Chrissy: get knitting, girl! lol

Ginny Marie said...

I've just started knitting--maybe that would be a good project for me? Maybe not! I'm in the midwest, and we're expecting below 0 temps this week!

Tam said...

Wow. I've always wanted to learn how to knit. Now I have a reason!

Tam said...

P.S. Where do you find these pictures?!?! My world isn't nearly as interesting as yours! Maybe I should move to Maine!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hahahaha, the full-body sweater! Hilarious!!!!! Great find!