Sorry to all you metric/Celsius types:
I guess I will not be using my mad knitting skillz to make Steve a Christmas present this year. Hope you managed to get past the bandits, Steve.
On a related note, I wish Chicago Greg were here to ponder this in a creative way. Then maybe Steve would write a song about Chicago Greg pondering it. And we could all be amused by the fact that Chicago has the greatest variance between average winter low temperatures and average summer high temperatures of almost any place in the world (except for Manchuria).