When you’re a year-round knitter in North Carolina, you get lots of puzzled folks wondering why you’re knitting a wool hat when the heat index is over 100 degrees. I knit wool hats because some days we need them. Yes, it snows in North Carolina. Not every year, mind you, but it has snowed every winter since Maggie was born*. And when it snows, my family is armed with wool.
The snow is gone for now, but the high today is only 32, and with the wind it’s mighty cold out there. Now we just need to work on getting some proper winter coats and snow boots for these kids.
*Actually, Maggie was born in March of ’06, and I remember sitting outside with her when she was a few days old because it was in the 70s. It’s mostly hot here, but it can be wintry, too!