The Random Iceland I Love – Full Body Cozies!.

By Posted in - Budget Travel & Europe & Featured Post & Iceland & Travel Gear & Travel Resources on February 15th, 2011

Iceland, true to its name is quite cold and when I was there I discovered they take their handmade, woolen goods seriously.

There were a lot of things we loved about Iceland but one that stood out to me the most was the handmade wool & yarn arts. There were multiple yarn stores in the Reykjavik with amazing works of fiber art displayed in the windows.

The handmade fiber scene in Iceland is HUGE. I love crochet and knit items- be it blankets, hats, scarfs, etc. I love making them and I love wearing them or having them in my house. I saw so many stores in Reykjavik selling handmade knit items – it was like walking in a real life Etsy store. You can imagine how fantastic that would be!

Nothing could have prepared me for this bad boy though. Check it out!

A full body knit cozy!!! We stopped in a road side store on our drive back from Hofn and this beauty beckoned to me the moment I saw it. How awesome is this thing?!? It looks so warm and cozy -I want 20 of them! I love that it comes in a child size as well and it makes me wonder if they would make one for dogs too? Sadly I did not purchase it (too expensive for the backpacker budget & rightly so) but I took a picture so I could always remember how unique it was and so I could post a picture and share it on the blog. It was totally unexpected and just one of those fun things you discover in a new place. I really wish I was sitting in one now.

Do you love handmade items? Have you ever seen anything like this anywhere? Am I the only one that thinks this is the coolest thing ever?

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  • World Spinner -

    February 15, 2011 at 3:27 am

    The Random Iceland I Love – Full Body Cozies! | beersandbeans.com…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  • Theresa -

    February 15, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I totally want one of those! Seriously. It looks so warm and awesome, the only problem might be that I would never be able to get out of it in the winter.

    • Bethany -

      February 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm

      I know huh? It just looks awesome. @Theresa,

  • Connie -

    February 15, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I now swear by Icelandic wool socks ever since my trip to Iceland in 2007. My feet were literally falling off from all the ice and snow when luckily my Icelandic friend offered to lend me one of his spare Icelandic wool socks, right off his own feet! To this day, I swear it’s the only reason why I still have two feet to walk on! Amazing!

    • Bethany -

      February 16, 2011 at 4:51 pm

      You have a good friend! Yeah, they really know how to do the fiber goods there. I wanted to buy so many things! @Connie,

  • Nick Laborde -

    February 15, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I think they are pretty dang weird and I’m sure you won’t see one hanging up in my closet πŸ˜‰

    • Bethany -

      February 16, 2011 at 4:52 pm

      Spoken by a true southern gent! I think Nick you might change your mind if you had to sit through a really cold winter! Plus, i can totally see you in one of those! πŸ˜‰@Nick Laborde,

  • Camels & Chocolate -

    February 15, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Ha, that’s hilarious. I just did a Photo Friday from my trip to Iceland four years ago–I miss that place! Also, loved your shots on Matt’s site (especially the HDR one from Paris). Beautiful!

    • Bethany -

      February 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      I miss it too – I want to go back really bad, preferably with a big wallet so I can rent a car for a couple weeks and drive all around. Thanks for the compliments on the article too. πŸ™‚ @Camels & Chocolate,

  • Samantha -

    February 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Ha ha. As silly as those look, I would probably wear one.

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  • Erica -

    February 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I want a picture with you in it!

    • Bethany -

      February 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      I should’ve asked to try it on…hmmm another reason to go back. @Erica,

  • Ali -

    February 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    That is awesome and hilarious! haha

    • Bethany -

      February 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      Thanks for commenting Ali – I’m glad you like it! @Ali,

  • Sarah Wu -

    February 15, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    O girl, that is so coool! I never see a full body knit like that before. LOL I think that is one of the reason that makes iceland so unique. Love the picture girl.

    • Bethany -

      February 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      I know huh? I loved all the fiber arts there – it was amazing to see these cool things!@Sarah Wu,

  • Kyle -

    February 15, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    NICE. I want one!

  • Kim -

    February 15, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    It’s the next Snuggie!

    • Bethany -

      February 16, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      You’re totally right! Only they don’t sell them at Walmart and they cost more than $20! haha@Kim,

  • Annie -

    February 17, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    LOVE it!! haha, we might just have to pick one up!

    • Bethany -

      February 18, 2011 at 11:02 am

      You totally should! At least take a picture of yourself in one – that would be awesome πŸ™‚ @Annie,

  • Brooke vs. the World -

    February 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Uhm… awesome?! haha, seriously those are amazing, although i would never want to be somewhere where those are necessary.

  • Sofia – As We Travel -

    February 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Haha what a funny looking thing, but don’t the legs and arms look a little short? πŸ˜›

  • Vi -

    February 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Looks funny πŸ™‚ Did you try one to put on? πŸ™‚

  • Magic Travel Tanya -

    May 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Brilliant! Would have loved to see someone in it… you’ll just have to go back and model the full body cozy for us πŸ™‚