Friday, January 02, 2015

O Canada!

Well! It looks like it will be a fun summer, what with a tropical mosquito-borne disease taking root here in the US.  You know, I'm having a hard time seeing the downside of moving to someplace like Canada, where the only public health threat would appear to be frostbite, a danger that can easily be offset by the production of a lot of handknit woolen items.  Hunkering down to knit most of the year in subfreezing temperatures while the snow falls outside and the insects hibernate would be infinitely preferable to being locked in my house from June to October for fear of contracting chikungunya or Lyme.  I just don't feel like knitting in hot weather, you know?

And wool doesn't ward off insect bites, anyway.

They're headed my way...

Are mosquitoes one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?  I can't remember.


  1. Come to Wisconsin--it's a lot like Canada, only with health insurance companies instead of government run programs!

  2. The mosquitoes weren't bad here last year, if Washington State is more to your liking.