Etna is active… again
Etna is active… again. Double meaning in this, one hosiery connected and the other is a personal announcement.
So 1, back in February I wore these Gabrielle Etna tights. It was cold and they were perfect. Etna being active is just another way to say they’re a repeat wear.
2, on a personal level. I started this blog because at the time I had just finished chemotherapy treatment for bowel cancer. I was well and needed a bit of a creative outlet. When this post goes live I will have just had an operation to remove a rather large mass on my ovary which from tests so far the doctors think maybe a bowel secondary. Fingers crossed it’s a bit of cheese! I have saved up some posts which I’ll have scheduled to go live over the next week or so but after that I may be a bit silent due to my recovery and the fact that wearing tights will be a bit uncomfortable and repetitive. As soon as the hosiery wearing restarts posts will reappear. I still have loads of stuff to show you which will also be fun to wear.
Staying warm in cold climates
Still staying warm in cold climates by wearing these Penguin black tights with pink and green specks. Nice and thick and wintry. When the sun came out the pecks seemed to sparkle in the light looking neon in the daylight.
Forgive the darkness of my travel pictures. I hope you can still see the patterns.
Iceland wasn’t as cold
Iceland wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be. I had packed appropriately and was planning on a lot of layering. I’ve had a bit of trouble with trousers but that’s another story that will be told at a later date. I took this pair of woolley Elle winter soft tights in navy blue with a splash of colour in the form of these cute orange daisies. They did the job. Warmth and comfort and cool looking too.
The first day of my trip was extremely bitter cold but the rest of my stay the weather was a tad bit warmer and my ensemble of T-shirt, dress, hand knitted lopi jumper, thick tights, leg warmers, coat, ear warmer, hat, gloves and scarf kept me warm. I don’t think I could have worn much else 😆
Additional review… leg warmers! After numerous jibes about gymming it and getting physical, were my leg warmers a success? Yes they were! I was tempted to wear them stretched and high and just look like the div I am but I didn’t. They proved a necessity and my advice is, if you want to stay warm in cooler climates, nobody judges how silly you may look. Hey in my case, I would be jealous that I hadn’t thought of it myself.
What do I wear on an Icelandic outing? More warm tights and a charming pair of walking boots, the most elegant of outfits. This is the year of being comfortable so out goes the sexy 10 denier hold ups for thick high number denier tights. For my travel day I opted for a repeat wear of these black holey ones. Again another yearly staple and a pair I’ve had for a few years.
I am sure these are a repeat wear but I cannot find them from the archives. Here are my thoughts but you may have heard them before. Dare I call them a crochet hole design of a good thick soft woolly texture. A good winter hosiery and the holes do stop the cold. At the moment I’m also relying on comfort. My stomach is swelling and bloated and I need tights that cover my belly. These are, and the majority of winter tights do the job and I am pleased with them.
Before Iceland, my 2016 holiday.
It looks like Iceland is the “in” place to go for a holiday and not boasting, this coming trip will be my second. However the days leading up to a visit to the land of fire and ice proved good practise for me. It got cold here in the UK! I had to pull out my woolliest tights which meant all those season award winners had to take a back seat and the elements took precedence. This is one of my standard winter pairs of hosiery worn last year under Winter’s Coming in October, and even though they are starting to look a bit worse for wear with a bit of thinning and the elastic is tightening and so they have shrunk a bit and fall down and crotches are likely to be found around knee level, they look wintery and keep me warm. This may be their last year.
A double dose of repeat offenders.
So yesterday I had on Pamela Mann spotty tights last seen on this post and I thought I’d sit in the car and enjoy them.
These tights have been washed and a warranted a repeat wear to demonstrate if there was any shrinkage. Not much shrinkage, the tights unworn still looked like they were made for someone that was 6 foot (I am a measly 5 foot) but I didn’t feel as much gravity wrinkling. My thinking being that there is a little bit of shrink but this just made them feel a bit more comfortable and sturdy.
Today’s gem is this pair of tights originally from this post about the warmest tights in the world
and I still think they are. Unlike the Pamela Manns, these still show quite a bit of excess on my tiny legs. So as you can see from the main picture I own the warmest pair of hosiery in the world and also the warmest looking dog too.
Keeping warm with the hoses
Are you keeping warm with the hoses? Remember to wrap up and stay warm by wearing those thick woolly tights that you’ve got deep inside those drawers of yours. These are due for retirement, I’ve cleverly hidden the numerous holes from your view by positioning them on the back. Hey I don’t see them so that’s ok.
I am very excited today because I’ve received a few pairs in the post that I’m planning for a Valentine theme week, towards Valentine’s Day and an animal print week that I’m going to put on this coming week so remember to stay tuned for some extremely exciting tights!
To combat cold I’m wearing thick woolly tights. These are grey with white and red specks. With a formed foot there’s always the right way when I’m putting them on. Part of my “before blog” collection so no make or brand.
Warmest tights in the World?
Even though this part of the UK is sunny, by heck it’s cold and windy! I’m wearing Via Spiga tights in black which are woolly fishnet-like. They are extremely warm and cosy and although they are size A/B (the smallest size) they are a bit long in the leg and the top for my short stature. It just makes them doubly hot by covering half my body as well as my legs!
The price tag claims they retail at $29 but I got them for £3.99 from TK Maxx. An excellent choice for a chilly day. My current warmest tights in the world.
They also unfortunately wrinkle at my ankles because of my diminutive size. 🙁
Yes, Winter’s coming and to prove it I have a sniffling wet nose, chills and sneezes. Better get cosy and warmed up with a pair of thick grey, nordic patterned woolly tights. First wore these in Iceland a couple of years ago, probably under trousers because it was sooo cold.
Later thoughts… I keep encountering the same problems! I have worn these pair of tights a few times. As noted above, they are perfect for a cold, cold day but because the have been washed and are of thicker material, I think they have shrunk a bit. Either that or my body has shrunk and my legs have grown. Not likely but I do wish my legs would grow and my body too. Did a supermarket shop and the tights were slowly descending down my body on a trip less that 45 mins long. Had to do some inconspicuous hoisting which never fails to smash the image of stylishness I’m trying to emit. Oh well, just have to remember to stay sitting when wearing these.