How to stay warm (or at least not freeze) at 15F
I went to the Packer game yesterday at L-L-L-L-Lambeau Field -- the Frozen Tundra -- and it was darn cold. The bank sign said 15F when we passed on our way to the hardware store to buy hand- and toe-warmers; it was 11F on the way home after the game.
I wore tights, a pair of leggings, and a pair of jeans.
On my feet (over the tights), I wore a lighter pair of socks, a pair of wool socks (thanks Celia!), and my Eddie Bauer boots.
I had a turtleneck over a silk undershirt, and a thermal T over that, topped off by my EZ* Ribwarmer. I had on a wool cardigan that I later removed for use as a lap blanket (Katie & I shared), and that I later wished I had back on but I would have had to wrestle Katie for it. I also had on a coat.
I wore a neckwarmer (thanks Sarah!), a silk shawl wrapped as a scarf, a free Packers scarf handed out at the gate as we entered, and earmuffs. On my hands were my Fetching mitts and my EZ* Mitered Mittens.
Unfortunately, the Packers lost. Again.
*Elizabeth Zimmermann knew a thing or two about Wisconsin weather.