So when we were in Vermont outside of Brandon we stopped by the Yarn Barn, on our way up to Middlebury. Somehow I’d decided that if Zoe were to make me a handmade beanie it would likely improve my rock climbing prowess. In practice I have found our hypothesis to be true, in the two days since wearing my beanie my rock climbing has indeed gotten better. Zoe watched a bunch of YouTube videos of old ladies, several of them 20 minutes long, to learn the basic spiral crochet pattern for the beanie. So thank you Zoe for crocheting me such a nice beanie; it really is soft and warm.