Ever tried to save money by keeping the thermostat low or by only heating certain parts of your home? If, like me, you want to read at night in bed, you have to pull the covers up around your neck and shoulders, but you end up with freezing hands by the end of a page or two. The “Bookworm Sleeve” isn’t a jacket, so you don’t have a lot of bulk to arrange behind you. It isn’t a blanket that covers everything. It softly settles around your neck and shoulders and tapers down to a cuff to warmly cover you all the way to your fingertips. You can fold the cuffs back if you need to use your hands, or you can keep them extended for extra warmth. It is so light and soft that you can sleep in it comfortably if you fall asleep with it on. It is also great for working at your desk—my mouse hand loves it!
The “Sleepy Sleeve” is what my mom designed for my grandmother and it is wonderful for the bed-bound patient. When I worked for hospice, I made a “Sleepy Sleeve” for a patient who just couldn’t stay warm and he said it made all the difference for him. I had to make him a second one so the first one could be laundered—he wore it 24/7! Even when my grandmother was no longer responsive, the “Sleepy Sleeve” was easy to put on and take off, kept her arms warm when she would not leave them under the covers on her own, and would stay clean and dry when other parts of the bed did not. It is also designed to be loose enough to slide up out of the way when blood pressure is taken or other testing is needed.
The “Travel Sleeve” is a thinner member of our sleeve family, made for people like my mom who get really cold on airplanes and other modes of transport. It can be rolled up into a small bundle, tucked into the carry-on luggage in case it is needed, and also used as a scarf for the head and neck if your destination is cold and windy.
(one more part coming…)