Isn’t this thing dandy? With it’s annoyingly cute, yet accurate, name of a mitten tree you might doubt its usefulness, but it works great! It is so compact, we leave it by the stove all the time. Less picturesque, but it also works for drying wool socks, damp washcloths, you get the idea. We received this as a Christmas gift, if you are interested, I found one similar here.