This means days are getting colder and shorter. The state-controlled heating has not been activated yet, and won't be done so until later this month. People are wearing extra clothes, drinking lots of hot tea or water, and snuggling under piles of blankets in the evenings.
The colder weather also means more smog ... days where people don't just wear heavy padded jackets, but also face masks as they walk the streets.
As winter arrives fully, there will be days when schools are closed, and people won't feel safe to venture out due to the bad air quality.
And the snow will arrive soon too. The countryside will be blanketed in white and travelling around the city will be difficult.
The children will not be able to play outside, and will be confined to the playroom - especially those who have health issues.
So the knitwear we've posted over the past few weeks is arriving just in time. Pray that the children stay warm and healthy!