29 January 2008

Deep freeze

Cold enough for you?
Yes, and thanks for asking.

I love living in Minnesota for many reasons, winter actually being one of them. I'm one of those people that needs to see distinct seasons change in her back yard. The cold weather is not horrid; dressed appropriately, most is bearable. I once heard a winter adventurer (my memory with names is appalling, sorry) sing the praises of wearing the three "W's" - a wicking layer next to the skin, a warmth layer to hold in heat, and an outer wind layer to keep the cold air from penetrating. Believe me, it works like a charm.

My knitting self practically laughs in the face of forecasts like tonight's:

Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around -20F. Wind chill values between -39F and -44F. Blustery, with a west/northwest wind between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Have I ever mentioned my love affair with all things wool? If Minnesota had a state fiber, it would have to be wool.

Or maybe Thinsulate®...


Cate said...

I would agree! MN should have wool be the state fiber!

deb said...

The Official Minnesota State Alternate Fiber would need to be something non-itchy. Maybe a microfiber, or silk, or a long-fiber cotton.

My life is defined by itchiness avoidance behaviors.