I for one have become a little less forgiving of the icy blasts the North wind deliver to us here in the Cotswolds, England. The bitter cold and I do not mix. Last night, here in our frost pocket in a frost pocket, secreted away in a valley surrounded by breathtaking scenery, the temperature plummeted to -9 degrees. As I sit here blogging I am wrapped up in layers and layers of knitted wooly loveliness, topped off with a cashmere scarf… not particulary elegant but by goodness toasty !
When I was younger, my favourite precipitation was snow. One year, in the early 1970’s my grandfather bought my two brothers and I a pair of skis each. We had such fun, even though there was barely an inch of snow to pratice in. I have no memory of the freezing temperature, just rosy cheeks, much hilarity and the beginnings of a lifetime love of Alpine Sporting. Somehow though snow here at home has become a bit more of an inconvenience ..! An endurance test.
Here at the Purl English Studio we develop and produce ranges of knitted cashmere, the perfect occupation for outdoor sports lovers – not only do we get to enjoy the development of samples pre-production we also get to road-test them too.
Our Pure Cashmere snood has become a fixture on my own accessory list… it is wonderfully practical as well as being a little bit of a cashmere indulgence. There is a generous amount of cashmere to layer, whether wearing as a slouchy hat or as a snood. If a skier, it can also be worn as a balaclava, invaluable when ascending up to the mountain top on a chair lift.
Stay warm this Winter…
Do you have a “must have” Winter accessory – I would love to hear what it is.