We finally broke down and got the flannel sheets out this past week. With temperatures dropping into the twenties it had to happen, and now the bed is cozy and warm when I climb in at night.
Years ago I remember when they first came out with pajamas and nightgowns with the new fabric they called "cuddleskin" - it was satin on the outside but flannel on the inside. So they looked pretty and silky but had the warmth and comfort of the flannel on the inside, making whatever you were wearing to bed really perfect. I was hooked and I still have some nice pjs that are silky blue satin outside and cozy warm flannel inside. The best of both worlds.
Plus, if you want to use flannel sheets you need silky nightwear, or else nothing at all, because an old fashioned flannel nightgown will end up around you neck otherwise. Flannel against flannel is not the best idea, at least not for someone like me who twists and turns all night long, flipping around into various positions.
These months of low temperatures are surely flannel sheet nights and its a pleasure to sink into them after a nice hot bath right before bed. Ahhh....