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#1 Cheerful Carole

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 11:16 PM

Although I always carry gloves with me, I haven't had to wear them for about 4 weeks. Last weekend however, out they came :angry: Although the weather wasn't really cold, I got that feeling in my fingers.
This morning there is quite a breeze and I noticed the leaves falling off the trees ..... :o
Wearing the gloves a bit more often this week

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 06:22 AM

Hello Carol

And I don't go anywhere without a pair of gloves close to hand either! I, too, have had a bit of respite from wearing gloves this summer, though there have been plenty of occasions where I have worn gloves since it has not exactly been a hot summer.
I am on the South Coast. I am sure it is warmer down here than up in Scotland, but it has been really windy all summer, and that sets my Raynauds off!

Stay warm and cheerful :)
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Posted 20 August 2009 - 07:07 AM

I hear ya, I carry gloves and socks in my purse wherever I go. I've had to pull them out quite often, people are amazed. :)
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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:32 AM

Hello All

I'm going for a pair of mittens this year, yes mittens and no they won't be attached by a piece of string threaded through the sleeves! :lol: I have the sclerodactyly hands so gloves are difficult to get on and off so I am going to try mittens this year, aren't I the height of sophistication. :D

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Posted 20 August 2009 - 10:59 AM

I keep a pair of gloves and socks in the car at all times. I change purses too often to keep them in my purse :lol: I also have a set at my desk in the office. It's so cold in there I'm surprised my fingers haven't started turning colors yet.
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:14 AM

I have heard that mittens are warmer than gloves anyway, as your fingers are closer together, so they keep your body heat together. Though if your hands are cold, there is no body heat there anyway, so I am not convinced about that. Maybe I will try and see myself and join you in that sophisticated mittens club, Amanda. You can be President of Sophisticated Mittens United, and I can be Vice-President (since it was your idea, I thought it only right to let you be president...!)
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 04:10 AM

And I will be the Mitten Historian and Conservator (meaning I'll mend them for you when the dog chews a hole in them).

My problem with gloves is that with the swelling and thickening in my hands, by the time I get a size big enough to get on, the fingers are so long they waggle in the breeze, causing no end of hilarity in my full-size family members! :lol:

And another thought - you could put handwarmers in a spare set of mittens in your pockets or bag, then they'd be nice and toasty warm when it was time to change them. Oh yeah, think how good they'd feel!
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 06:29 AM

Hee Hee, so now we have a President, Vice-President, and Historian and Conservator.

Now we need Mitten Makers (people to knit them) and Mitten Members (people to proudly wear them, summer and winter alike) and support the founding principle of SMU (Sophisticated Mittens United).

FOUNDING PRINCIPLE OF SMU: "it IS perfectly OK to wear mittens whenever or wherever, whatever the weather".

Let's raise our mittens united!!

:rolleyes:
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 08:30 AM

We went out to eat Tuesday night for my daughter's birthday. We were at a restaurant that had outside seating that overlooked the lake. It was beautiful out, not a breeze and the sun was shining. Well after about an hour the sun was going down a little and I started getting a raynaud's attack. I have had it where my fingers get white, then blue, can't feel them. Well now my raynauds has progressed to where my entire hand got white with blue lines. I really freaked my family out and they were almost on the run to get me inside. I sure hope this isn't a sign on just how bad this winter will be for me. I live in Central Minnesota where even now in August we have a high today of 65 degrees. We have had a terrible summer with no warm weather. I'm sure when the temps start inching way down and then below zero it should be so much fun for me. This disease really gives a person alot to deal with.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 02:22 AM

Oooh can I be a mitten fashion designer? I could design all sorts of colourful and fabulous extremity enhancements!Sadly though I can't knit so someone else will have to do that,but I shall wear our mittens with pride!
Suddenly my life is much more interesting..thank you my fellow Raynauds gang!
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#11 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 04:33 AM

OK, Alexandra, you design and I'll knit! Guess that makes me also the Chair* of the Committee for Work. Got any other volunteers?

*A nice squashy armchair!
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#12 Cheerful Carole

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 06:19 AM

WOW! - what have I started.
I will have to look out for some really 'sexy' mittens - perhaps pink with pom-poms !!!!!!