Winter manages to waffle somewhere between being my favorite season and my least favorite all at once. I don’t know how this can be. I think I love the idea of it — a fresh layer of snow on the ground, logs on the fire, the omnipresent holiday spirit… I can’t stand fingers numb with cold, a red and runny nose, or the ache in my ear canals from the bitter wind. I don’t even have a fireplace. In actuality, I only really love winter from the safety of my bed. Even better, it’s a safe justification for thinly masked laziness. This winter, though, I have other plans. I’m going to remain fully functional (maybe not as easy as it sounds) and stave off the ten to fifteen pounds that beg to descend upon me every December. These cold weather accessories, namely all things scarf, snood, and shawl, are going to make it possible.