Condo Blues: Make Microwave Hand Warming Gloves

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Make Microwave Hand Warming Gloves

As soon as it gets cold outside, Blitzkrieg decides that no matter how badly he needs to go, it’s going to take three times as long to find the perfect potty spot to do it. Why does this happen? Especially on those snowy nights when Blitzkrieg forgets that I’m not a double coated Pekingese and I’m freezing my fingers and toes off ifyaknowwhatImean.

Snow is fun - suck it up!

I’ve seen hand warming packs for hunters, et al. but they are disposable, which really isn’t my style. I try to stay away from disables as much as humanly possible. I like reusables. And then there’s the question of what’s in that stuff that makes the hot packs hot on demand. That’s not something I want Mr. Fluffypants find and use as a chew toy either.

But having a nice warm pack in my gloves would be a pleasant way to keep the cold from eating through my gloves and making my fingers go numb when walking the dog on a winter’s day.

Well, here ya go. Crafty Stylish has a genius way to make gloves that you can warm up in the microwave! Their microwave hand warming gloves are a brilliant variation on my chambered microwave heating pad. I already have an old pair of old gloves, rice, and felt scraps at home ready and waiting for a project I didn't know I needed until now.

Photo courtesy of Crafty Stylish.

I’m whipped up a pair for frozen dog walking days!

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Susanna a.k.a. Cheap Like Me said...

That is fabulous!! I sometimes wear a pair of "magic gloves" inside mittens (so I can take off the mittens and have fingers free but covered), and the warm gloves would work great with that setup. I like some commenters' suggestion of a pocket with removable heat pack.

Lisa Nelsen-Woods said...

Susanna - I do the same thing. Great minds think alike?

Expressions by Heather said...

Oooh, I loooove this! I've been trying to come up with some sort of a large mitten warmer for my Grandmother-in-law to wear around the house, because she has arthritis.

I found you at Today's Creative Blog!

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

So very clever! It is so darn cold here! I need these perky gloves!

Meghan said...

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it. It think when I make it though, I'm not going to sew the pack into the glove that way I can wear the gloves without the heating pack and then I can transfer the packs between different pairs of gloves.

Charity said...

I love this idea, we camp alot and spen lots of cold days outside, how wonderful to have warm hands. Thanks for sharing.
Cha Cha

Mayhem and Moxie said...

How fantastic! I had no idea these types of gloves even existed. I will definitely be adding this to my gift list for all of my friends with pets.

Thanks for such a great tip!

Kristin - The Goat said...

What fun! Leave it to you to make a handwarmer from stuff you have at home. You are so great.

Unknown said...

Awesome. I need something like this too, for walking the slobbery Boxer that lives here. Thank goodness, though, it's a little warmer now, huh?

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