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Etsomnia™ 213: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!


When the wind kicks up on the ferry landing, I might consider this.

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

Last week, our New York temperatures reached the single digits, which I thought was unspeakably awful until I heard about poor Chicago. No matter how sorry for yourself you’re feeling, somebody’s always got it worse. Why is winter so terrible? Anyway, it seemed like a good opportunity to explore Etsy’s cold-weather gear. Stay warm, my people!

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Cute, right? I thought so too, UNTIL I READ THEY’RE MADE OF DOG HAIR.

Felted boots, because even clowns get cold.

It looks like she’s wearing a half-full leaf bag, but if it were warm enough, I’d probably wear it.

I would have been so glad to have this baby carrier winter coat (with bunny ears) during the baby years! By Fun2BEmum

Sometimes, cold people make desperate choices.

This style is described as “lumbersexual.” So now that’s a thing.

While I certainly couldn’t pull it off (for that matter, I also couldn’t pull it ON), isn’t this sexy? By Lelena211

I’m pretty sure I had this outfit in the eighties. He wore it better.

Stop the senseless killing of Muppets for fashion…

I’m not much of a mittens girl, but these are pretty cute! By Babaabaxsheep

I am both repulsed and envious. That looks very warm. Like wearing someone else’s dreadlocks.

You know, they could be the warmest pants in the world, but without a shirt and shoes, you’re still going to be cold.

OMG so cute! By Aakasha

I couldn’t wear this. I’d be too afraid I’d roast.

Behold the Siberian thong.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

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16 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 213: Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

  1. Please post links for everything! The crazy bunny cap

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  2. I definitely could have made good use out of that baby carrier jacket back in the day but otherwise there is nothing in this week’s collection that I would have even considered buying. That’s unusual for an Etsomnia post as there is usually something that appeals on some level. Partial nudity is a weird way to advertise salopettes but the itchy, sweaty, woollen diaper knickers are definitely the worst item this edition.

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  3. All I can say is….

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  4. Sweetie, you were quick to dis the dog hair (known as chiengora in fibre circles)! It’s one of the warmest fibres around, soft and fluffy when it’s from a dog with a heavy undercoat. If the hair is washed properly before it’s spun into yarn, the finished garment doesn’t carry a dog smell even when wet. The fibre is taken from brushings – no dogs are ever harmed in the process. I have three pairs of gloves made from chiengora given by Silas, a goofy Golden who’s now gone, and it’s like he’s still cuddling me every time I wear them. And I get all kinds of (favourable) comments – people are surprised, but never repulsed, when I tell them the story.

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  5. Well, I was going to go off on the Siberian thong, but you and Laura covered it nicely . . . so to speak.

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