What a wet and windy day! I've been sitting here in the shop today, knitting my Grandpa cardi and listening to Gaelle teaching the cabled wristwarmer workshop and watching the wind blow people past the window (and customers in). It's definitely a day to stay in and knit or crochet -- nice cup of tea nearby, a bar of chocolate at hand and a good film on television -- ideal!
The windy weather got me to thinking about wind-proof knitting. Obviously woollen clothes don't always keep the wind out although the honourable exception there is the knitted gansey. I was more thinking about hats that don't blow off. With this in mind I've been searching the internet in general and Ravelry specifically for some ideas.
The little yellow child's hat has got ear flaps and ties so it won't get lost easily. It's called 'I Heart Cables' and is designed by Justyna Lorkowska. Cloche hats are quite hard to blow off too -- I used to wear one for rides in our open top MG, speeding up the M1 without ever losing it! The cloche pictured is 'Elven Cloche' by Romi Hill. Finally I found an updated balaclava. 'Lady Knight Balaclava' is a crocheted hat designed by Annie Modesitt. It might not be quite right for the school run, but it definitely won't blow off! If you want to learn more about making hats, check out our workshops page
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Here we will share our experiences of running a local yarn shop in South Wales.