I love this time of the year, but cold weather outside will soon be frightful. We are all puzzling over more and more ways to stay warm, and here’s one cool idea I’ve found lately – handwarmers. It would be wonderful to have these at home and give them as gifts. They’re not so hard to make and easy in use, so let’s begin! Here’s the list of supplies needed: 100% wool sweater, needle, thread, sewing machine, pins and dry sushi rice. First you need to wash your sweater in hot water and dry it on high heat. This is how you get a smaller, tightly felted sweater, which won’t allow the rice to sneak through. Then decide on the shape you’d want your handwarmers to be and head over to blog.freepeople.com to continue.