People, there's snow in the hills, hail on the ground, and a wind that would knock you off your feet if you were not paying attention!
Last night, I curled up in bed with the electric blanket on, some trashy tv, and put all my efforts into making myself the perfect hat..
I found this pattern on the net, looked just what I was after - close-fitting, no rolled brim, covers ears.
My only variation on the pattern was to add a little cable twist where the original had placed a couple of stripes.
I remembered my wool from Benambra Blue that I picked up at the Red Hill Show, and the colours just seemed to fit with how I'm feeling at present - head a little bit in the ominous clouds, very brooding and mountainous.
I really do love variegated wool. I get such pleasure out of watching the colours knit up alongside one another, then meld into something else. This wool has soft browns, shades of sky blue, both cool and warm greys and limey greens.
...and because this has 15% silk, it is lovely and lofty, very soft to the touch, and just perfect to keep my head and ears snuggly!