Peruvian knit cap
A friend recently asked me for a “white knit cap with ear flaps.”
This got me thinking about that incredible journey I took several years ago to see Machu Picchu.
The Peruvians wore fabulous knit caps, sweaters and scarves from llama wool. What did I wear? A thin Gap cotton sweater that kept me just above hypothermia. I got wet about 4 days before this photo was taken. I was still wearing the same clothes (backpacking) and still freezing.
How I wished I’d dressed like a Peruvian for this trip. Look how woolly and warm these babies are!
That said, I would do it all again tomorrow if I had the chance. Machu Picchu remains the single most incredible place I’ve ever visited — where one can’t help but feel the power of God and man’s creation when they align.
A knit cap with ear flaps, a bunch of reminiscing and a happy recipient it is!