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Where the weather is cold enough

Earlier this year, my parents'-in-law moved to a lovely little place near Lake Taupō. Last weekend, we visited for the first time. I'm excited to report it was 4 degrees overnight. Hats were needed. Socks, a requirement. 

It's such a beautiful part of New Zealand, and I can see us making the three hour drive pretty often for weekend visits. The air is crisp, no humidity, and I'll have a new appreciation for handknits with winter holidays planned. 

And this led me to a big burst of knitting. Because obviously I'm going to need a very warm jumper for lake walks and bike riding. I've cast on the Botanical Yoke Pullover by Purl Soho, and at the moment, all I can say is the ribbing is progressing well. I'm about halfway through the body, before I need to make the sleeves to join them all together at the yoke. It's a lot of ribbing. And I'm guessing it's only easy now to lull me into a false sense of security before all of the yoke cables begin. I'…

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