Does mom look snuggly warm? She's wearing her Christmas present from me. Yeah, it's another one of those, "I had a vision..." things. My mother has not been warm since she was in the womb. She's always curled up with a blanket, sweater, long pants, socks, slippers, ear muffs, well...ok, maybe not the slippers ;) Anyway, I felt that she needed the ability to be mobile while keeping warm under a blanket.
I made a pattern for a shawl-blanket-type-wrap out of holiday wrapping paper (use what you have, right?) and bought an armful of raspberry anti-pill fleece. The fleece is double thick for extra coziness and I added pockets both on the inside and outside. It's never inside out! She can keep her hands on the inside pockets for extra warmth or tuck them in the outside pockets like a jacket. The pockets are big enough to hold a remote (in case she gets to touch it,) a pen and a smallish sudoku book.In telling my sister-in-law about my mom's present, she replied, "Oh, like that thing on TV. The Snuggie!" The what?? I don't watch a lot of TV. So, I checked it out online. Yes, it exists, but the wrap that I made for my mother seems to suit her better. It doesn't surprise me that just as I've come up with something, someone else has already put the wheels in motion. This happens frequently.
Guess it's a good thing I don't want to make a bazillion of them and market it on TV, huh?