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Wrist warmers, cool or old lady?

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JackBauerBlowsShitUp Wed 04-Nov-09 21:11:09

I am making some for christmas presents and I love them for the school run with pushing buggy/doing up coats etc but DH insist I look like a twat.
So which are they?

CharCharGabor Wed 04-Nov-09 21:12:47

I love them, was thinking of making some myself. Ammost definitely not the epitomy of style though!

Mutt Wed 04-Nov-09 21:14:33

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displayuntilbestbefore Wed 04-Nov-09 21:18:16

are gloves no longer de rigeur?

LetThemEatCake Wed 04-Nov-09 21:19:44

my cashmere ones arrived today (there's a thread further down the page about them) and they are definitely cool.

Old lady, moi?? shock

bonfirewithaheartofgold Wed 04-Nov-09 21:21:44

your dh is wrong. have loved em for years and the world appears to be catching up with me. i saw shock fashionable youngsters wearing them at festies over the summer.

bonfirewithaheartofgold Wed 04-Nov-09 21:22:44

btw it's like baby names - they're so old lady they're cool again

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 21:24:09

I have some lovely ones, but DH says I look like I'm in Steptoe and Son hmm.

herjazz Wed 04-Nov-09 21:27:10

I wanted to ask this earlier - so they are not just an aesthetic thing then? Is there something about yr wrist point that when warm makes the rest of you feel all toasty?

displayuntilbestbefore Wed 04-Nov-09 21:27:39

perfectly acceptable and sensible to boot- and in fact there's a new glove out now that has only the thumb and forefinger missing for photographers to use on chilly days hanging around the bird reserves....I ask you........

bonfirewithaheartofgold Wed 04-Nov-09 21:27:52

honestly, the number of women who listen to their dh's opinion on matters of style. have abetadad and unquietdad's posts here on s&b taught you nothing?

LaurieScaryCake Wed 04-Nov-09 21:28:24

tres jolie smile

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Wed 04-Nov-09 21:28:38

Thank god. I sort of sneered and told him he had no idea about style, but then neither do I grin
(Mutt, they are fingerless gloves that can go up your arm or stop at your wrists Like this

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Wed 04-Nov-09 21:29:06

Are they the things that market traders wear so that they can still sort your change out? Bloody practical but, JackieNo, have to agree with your DH, a bit Steptoe and Son grin

bonfirewithaheartofgold Wed 04-Nov-09 21:29:31

i wear them indoors typing a lot, and out with the pushchair cos you don't have to take gloves/mittens off to faff around with drinks and purses and cuddly toys and stuff.

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Wed 04-Nov-09 21:29:35

Ew, that link has some nasty ones though, sorry!

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 21:29:53

Oh, I won't be listening to DH. Wrist warmers are great - if it's cold indoors, you can type wearing them grin.

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Wed 04-Nov-09 21:31:39

They do keep your hands warm and the gapey bit at the end of your sleeves but leave your fingers free for faffing with kids stuff as heartofgold says.
Mine go to the second knuckle on my fingers so they keep most of my fingers warm as well.

Mutt Wed 04-Nov-09 21:33:32

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bonfirewithaheartofgold Wed 04-Nov-09 21:35:03

oh god yes ones on that link are vile grin

i have some gorgeous turquoise merino/silk ones i spun/dyed/knitted myself [lentilweaver]

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Wed 04-Nov-09 21:36:34

... you've got to pick a pocket or twoooooo, boys ....... <starts humming Oliver! tunes>

JackBauerBlowsShitUp Wed 04-Nov-09 21:38:12

Dh is now having rather an amusing rant about how we are all gangin up on him 'females togetehr feminists burning your bras' stylee just to wind him up.

he then said somethign rather sexist, but I walloped him so that's ok.

frogs Wed 04-Nov-09 21:38:26

These are lovely

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Wed 04-Nov-09 21:40:22

.... I'm. Re. Viewing, the situation ....

JackieNo Wed 04-Nov-09 21:41:47

lol grin

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