To whit, when I was on Vancouver Island last week I stopped at Gala Fabris in Victoria and bought some wool. In Bright Colours. I may have to live with the cold but at least I won't be drab.
I pre-washed it this morning and no sooner had I draped it over the line when it started to rain. I just went to bring it in now and we had a brief (10-drop) shower so it will have to hang a while longer.