Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Hello all! Right now, I suspect my readership is 50% roasting in mid summer (or not roasting in the UK from what I've read!) and 50% freezing its collective buns off in mid winter. I'm among the latter. I just realised how much of my headspace is going into the cold. Thinking about how to protect myself from it, being sick of it, sick from it, the woiks.
How to survive it now I no longer work in corporate heat controlled offices - a layer of silk, a layer of merino and then as many other layers as I can pile on! Silk is 5 times warmer than wool by weight, apparently, and I always feel warmer with a home made silk cami next to the skin. Merino is so toasty also, and dense enough to resist draughts too.
Also I have a blow heater in my office all day, so when I am immobilised by desk work I don't start to feel the cold so much. I'm fine when I am on the move out in the shop.
At home, when we get in around 6.30-7, we rush to close the curtains and put on the heat pump. It turns our mezzanine into a dry sauna, but hardly heats the downstairs where we mostly live at all! But our huge, lined curtains do help to keep the warmth in.
But I reckon they could do better. So I have invested in enough 'bumpf' to interline my bedroom curtains.
So, in my office is a 15m roll of bumpf. Call it product testing. I've chosen to try the bedroom curtains as they require a mere 6m of fabric, unlike the 30m required for the living room!
I'm really not sure when I'll get time to do it however. Got a couple of projects to fit in first and not much time to sew these days. :)