this article the fur drops off the animal in the summer which can be very hot, while growing thickly in winter as a protection against sub zero temperatures. It is that fur which is made into yarn.
The yarn is easy on the fingers, I thought it may have been harsh. Because this hat is done with alternate balls of yarn, the tension is firm and the hat itself is very warm with a solid fabric.
Pete's brother was down here today with his daughter and son, it's his weekend for them and I saw he had the hat in his bag.
While the days are nowhere near as cold as the Gobi desert is in winter, it would now seem that winter is definitely on its way. The weather was beautiful today but the morning was chilly. When the sun goes, I can feel the temperature drop substantially.
I had bought a butterflied leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic. I lit the heatbeads early in the BBQ as I'm not always competent at getting them going well. Today however, all worked and they caught fire and burnt down easily. Son heaped them to each side of the BBQ and cooked the fairly large leg slowly. I did vegetables in the oven as my BBQ is quite small. Lunch was lovely and my grandchildren both had seconds. Tim and I had some wine and we could all have had an afternoon snooze. He caught a fairly early train home, it's about 90 minutes in total from here, so he was home in the light and before it got too cold. Lovely to see them all and the children enjoy their weekends with him. Neither of them is impressed with their mum's new boyfriend, especially my granddaughter. we tell her it's OK not to like someone, but she must be polite to him. At least that way, she should be avoiding trouble as much as possible.