You know it's cold when...
...you step outside and see this:
Penguin invasions are always a problem this time of year. You know, they only LOOK cute, but stay away if you value your fingers.
(Pattern by none other than Jean Greenhowe, from Knitted Animals. I think there are only 2-3 patterns from that booklet I haven't done already. It's just packed with cuteness. And the little "trees" are Habu stainless steel wool, sent to me by a friend. Don't they look like little Christmas trees, though?)