It doesn't get very cold out here in Houston more than once or twice a year. That being said, folks around these parts aren't used to it. Even those originally from normal places with snow and sleet find their blood thins after a short period of time. I decided that justified knitting up some bicycle helmet ear-warmers for an avid cyclist at work. It was pretty quick, but I recommend anybody planning to knit them, just do so in the round. Sew the things up was the least fun bit.