by LEE ANN SANDWEISS • photography by ANNA GROOVER
Old Man Winter is whistling at our keyholes, but Bloomington businesses are amply stocked with items to keep us warm and cozy.
BIG BOOK OF BIRDS
Toss on a toasty shawl and curl up with The Birds of Indiana by Russell E. Mumford and Charles E. Keller, recently reissued by IU Press. William Zimmerman’s exquisite illustrations make this exhaustive tome a work of art.Book Corner, 100 N. Walnut. $50. 812-339-1522.
Bloomington fiber artist Carolynne Gieryn adds strands of metallic and satin ribbon to these sumptuous hats, giving them a splash of sparkle and sheen. By Hand Gallery, 101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 109. $30. 812-334-3255.
CASUALLY ELEGANT CARDIGAN
This Peter Millar front-button diamond-knit cardigan made of baby wool, yak, and cashmere is sure to take the chill off his (or her) bones. The stand-up collar is lined with soft fleece and the side slip pockets are convenient for holding small items or chilly hands. Andrew Davis Clothiers, 101 W. Kirkwood. $345. 812-323-7730.
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Resembling an oversize vintage canning jar, the 365 Gathered Thoughts Jar encourages you to preserve your thoughts, dreams, and mementoes every day of the new year. Lola and Company, 114 N. Walnut. $36. 812-323-7010.
Serious barbecue enthusiasts crave it year-round, and many prefer Traeger’s wood-fired flavor to charcoal or gas. Check out Traeger’s extensive line, from grills and smokers to rubs and sauces. Bloomington Hardware, 2700 E. Covenanter Drive. $9.95-$1,399. 812-339-7575.