Surviving Swedish Winter: Socks
With spring right around the corner, I start to realize that I may actually survive my first Swedish winter! I survived Swedish winter sports, got to see the northern lights, and played a bit in the snow. With up to -40C, how did I do it?
There are many secrets to surviving a winter in Norrland. Today, I will share one with you.
Socks. Wool socks. Knitted by a Swede (defined as one who lives in Sweden). My Swede’s mother provides wool socks for the whole family. I got 3 pair. At first I didn’t wear them. In Prague, it really was never that cold. But once I got up here, they were very useful. Because wool can be itchy, I wore them over my summer socks. They were perfect!
Once I realized how useful they were, I decided I need to become a tiny bit more Swedish. I learned to knit some wool socks. Now I will be able to provide my family and friends with warm feet when they come visit!