This weekend, I was able to mark yet another thing off on my list of Stuff I Probably Ought To Experience At Least Once In My Life: I went camping. According to The Husband, this was Camping Lite, since we stayed at a state park campground, so there were amenities such as toilets, showers, electricity and vending machines, etc. And while I will admit that the camping experience was made much nicer for having said amenities available (no washing up in a creek, no digging holes so you can relieve yourself and so on,) I still came away from the experience of having felt like I had indeed roughed it. How so? BECAUSE IT WAS FLIPPIN' COLD.
Seriously--I don't care how many bells and whistles a campground comes with; nothing makes you happier to be home and in your own bed than spending your nights shivering to sleep in a tent. SO. FREAKIN'. COLD.
Needless to say, I spent a lot of time hunkered down by the fire, wearing as many layers as possible and wrapped up in a blanket like a burrito while writing a mental wish list of things I that I would have liked to magically materialize in my tent: long underwear, a warm jacket and--most importantly--a pair of fingerless gloves.
Yes, I know that last one sounds counter-productive, but I've found over the years that fingerless gloves are actually pretty awesome at keeping your hands warm. Also, you can still do stuff that requires use of fingertips without having to pull off your gloves all the time. They're awesome like that.
So in honor of the fact that hindsight is 20/20, here's some fingerless gloves.
I'm not sure what I love more about these gloves; the autumn colors or the fact that they look so wonderfully warm.
This pair is made out of cashmere. There aren't enough words to describe how awesome that has to feel.
Of course, if you prefer something a little less autumnal in theme, you could always go with a cool floral pattern like these gloves.
For those of you who prefer aesthetics along the lines of Scott Pilgrim, how's about a pair featuring lightning bolts?
If you're wanting to dress up, you can't go wrong with a pair of fringy, lacy fingerless gloves.
And seeing as I think I've already established that Nintendo owns my soul, here's a pair of fireflower fingerless gloves.
But if none of these strike you as particularly fabulous, never fear; you can always get yourself a pair of Handerpants like this gentleman:
Because really; why should one's loins be the only part of you that gets to experience the snugness that are tighty-whiteys?
And on that note, see you Wednesday!