When I visited my parents, who live above the Arctic Circle, Mom and I spend a good chunk of time crafting together. She taught me how to make wristers, which conveniently keep the little gap between gloves and coat sleeves warm in the winter. While wristers come in handy more often in Shungnak, AK than Seattle, WA, I still enjoy wearing them around here.

Mom taught me how to make two kinds of wristers. The type I created for myself remind me of the bottom of the stirrup stretch pants I used to wear as a kid. The type I made for my friend Arielle are your more classic hand warmers in hot pink.

Since returning from Alaska, Arielle and I have been knitting up a storm and she’s been learning quickly.

My mom also recently sent me a link from the Cute Overload website. Look familiar? Even guinea pigs are wearing wristers these days!

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