My neighbours across the road moved here from England several years ago.
The winters we've had since then have NOT been real Canadian Winters. We've had winter, to be sure, but they be late, short, sporadic, or otherwise unCanadian.
I think they may be in for their first real, uninterupted, Canadian Winter this year!
And on the sock machine,
Christmas Socks - size Medium - done on the Legare 400, 54 needle cylinder. The yarn is DGB Confetti solid colours Red and Green. (Another nightmare on the photoshop trying to make the red look red and the green look green!)
In the distant future when someone writes a history of the sock machine in the 21st Century, they will note that one guy with a sock machine could have been more productive with three comely lasses to finish his work, and one geek who knew how to photoshop the results.
There are three Christmas Tree lace motifs on each sock, adapted from Jenny Deters' Unique Fancy Sock Patterns. (detersj at sbcglobal dot net)