To make one’s self feel warmer in the face of unremitting CHILL, I find it helps to look at weather maps!
Hello Seattle! Hi there Santa Fe! I envy your mid-bracket double digits :)
Flying in my mind to Baja, or Florida, pronto!
because really, HUGZ for the Midwest, South, East Coast, and Canada! Whew. Check out the Royal Blue swath: C.O.L.D. finger.
We’re especially breathless over here, because, it’s 15°/4° (temp/windchill). I have a hat on while I’m typing this. And 50/50 wool/alpaca socks (warm!). And long johns under my jammies.
Baby, it’s cold outside!
So it’s time for some Real World Woolies.
Check out this yarn:
I got this intriguing super-chunky yarn awhile back from Knit 1 on Lincoln Ave. It is “Handspun Yarn by Sandy” who is a fabulous spinner from Wisconsin and the label says it’s 7 oz of Purple Costwold Wool (55 yds).
Maybe you spinners out there can tell me what it’s called when there’s little “tails” and puffs of wool spun into the strand? I adore it! The colors in this are just glorious and before I knew it, I was making a heavenly Cowl (my new obsession) from this bulky wonderment.
Someone awhile back suggested I get going on some Thrummed Mittens to protect my hands and although I haven’t gone that route yet, this is the neck version without all the work.
Here’s the right side of the Cowl-In-Progress, basically smooth(er):
Here’s the reverse or towards-the-neck side, really loopy and lots of tails:
It’s totally curlier on the *wrong side* of the knitting — and THAT’s what reminded me of the thrumming. So in effect, this tail-y, taggy yarn self-thrums ;p
You might agree that I’m going to be fluffed, petted, and protected by this extra curly-top layer close to my skin.
Hope I look as good as my friend here:
Stay Warm! Drink lots of Water! Wear lots of luscious lotions. And do not forget your huggy, snuggy scarves…