We have lots of nice woolen hats that want to be worn during cold times. But here it’s about 10° warm and it’s raining. Not the perfect woolen hat weather. We want sunshine and cold temperatures! That’s much nicer than rain! Looking forward to christmas we of course want cold weather. We’d enjoy snow as well!
All these hats are hand-knit in Bolivia of Alpaca wool. Being curious I just read about the Alpaca animal. In my naivety I always thought Alpaca is a sheep, but it is a camelid domesticated in South America for the wool production. And you know what: Alpaca wool is soooo soft, especially in the deluxe mixture: baby alpaca and silk…hmmm.
I always remember my grandmothers socks and scarfs made from sheep’s wool which were really prickly. We (me and my sisters) never wore the scarfs because they were so prickly. Sometimes we had to, because my grandmother invested lots of time in these scarfs and socks and we wanted to do her a favour: she elevated the sheep, gave them food every day, spun the thread herself and then knitted the socks. These were really ecological socks and scarfs!
(pics from Marsupialia, except indicated above)