Perhaps it's not in my head after all! Cold temps outside (and in) aren't all bad, though. You know how, after making a batch of stock, you're supposed to let it cool before putting it in the refrigerator? At this time of year, I can just set it in the back room to cool. And then notice it's frozen, and leave it there for a week or two until I'm ready to use it for soup.
I have to remember to reinterpret cookbooks at this time of year. "Have ingredients at room temperature" is best understood as "place ingredients on pellet stove for at least an hour." I made a batch of cookies on Saturday, and the butter re-solidified after I creamed it with the sugar because the flour and molasses weren't pre-heated. I warmed the whole mixing bowl on the pre-heating oven for around 5 minutes to resolve the problem.
I got a gift! I was quite impressed with the gift bag it came in. It's not quite the right shape for a knitting bag, but I am sure that it will see some use.
This past week's knitting has been of the incognito type. I'm halfway done, though, and will post pictures when I can.