-38 degrees celsius! That's what our forecast was yesterday in Toronto and I know we're not the only ones experiencing a cold spell. Getting myself dressed and out the door on these mighty cold mornings is one thing but getting my children bundled up is something else entirely. As a child who grew up in the frozen Prairies in the seventies before goretex and fleece we're on everyone's lips I remember the bite of frozen toes and stinging ears.
Finding the right gear to send your child out the door in can be challenging so I love it when I come across a product that not only looks good but is smartly designed as well. This snug hat-scarf combo made of the softest cashmere keeps your child's ears and neck warm and provides a cocoon of comfort.
Cloud Cashmere is the brainchild of two friends, Marina Dempster and Tanya Fenkell, who lived together in a very cold apartment in Montreal. Bonded by their love of knitting they joined forces years later (with Alison Currie - owner of Toronto's Cashmere Shop) to make warm scarves and hats. Plans for an adult line are in the works and should be ready by year-end.
Cloud Cashmere is kindly giving away one of their Griffin pieces to one of my readers. In order to enter, leave a comment on this post telling me how you stay warm by January 16th. This giveaway is open to all my readers! Also check out at Cloud Cashmere's instagram feed to see mum's wearing their children's Griffin! (I think I would steal it away too!)
**For those of you who made a New Year's Resolution to learn a new craft, Marina and Tanya will be hosting a Learn To Knit session at Smock Cafe and Wonder Workshop starting on January 13th. You can sign up here.