@jayeless I concur 100%. I love being able to go around at the height of summer saying "It's hot. Isn't it hot!". A couple of consecutive days of grey skies, cool weather and rain definitely gives me the blahs. I suspect my ideal air temperature is around 24C. I also feel the cold. If you haven't yet discovered layers of pure merino (or even better merino and possum blend) find a source, save up and buy some.
@Miraz @odd I think my old school uniform pants were wool, which is probably why they were so good in winter! I've spent ages wishing I knew where to get something like them (but without a school logo, obvs). I'll make a mental note about merino – if it's something I'm gonna wear all the time in winter, it's worth the investment, I think.
I think my ideal air temperature is also probably around 24°. As far as winter goes, I don't mind wearing a jumper or hoodie over my top, so an indoor temperature of 21° is fine… but for me it's still jumper weather! (I say, with the heater thermostat currently on 22°, wearing a knitted jumper my Grandma made me years ago 😛)
@jayeless Funny you should say “jumper”, because when I wrote “sweater” I thought of “jumper”. (We say that, or “genser” where I’m from in Norway). It’s officially called a “ullgenser“, (wool-jumper). I like «jumper» better than «sweater» in English, because “sweater” reminds me of sweating, and I rather not. There aren’t any difference in those two, apart from the names, are there? @miraz
@odd Traditionally yes, I think they're just different words for the same thing (and there are others, like "jersey", that I know Viv's South African family tend to use). With the rise of the internet (and online shopping), I think the word "sweater" has started to be used in Australia but with a different nuance. Like, "sweater" is used sometimes for those fabric-based, sewn-together jumpers, while "jumper" usually conjures up a mental image of something knitted, unless you add further context :) I'm with you though, I much prefer the word "jumper", exactly because of that sweater = sweat link… ew