Yep. Looks like the pterodactyl's got me. (Don't you love Fay Wray's pose? Arms flung out, head flung back, toes pointed. Yeah, I do that when the idea pterodactyl grabs me, too.)
Although I have notes of what happens when, depending on which decrease I use and whether it's before or after the increase (and Mary Thomas' knitting pattern book is particularly good on the subject), it seeps into my head better if I have just knitted it.
So these are warming-up exercises, a knitter version of playing scales, before I go completely off my head and start trying to turn a Persian carpet into a lacey stole. *sigh* (US size 3 needles and a cone of grubby old garden string that I'm sure would be tossed in Webs' dumpster. I think I found it in someone's gardening shed.)
For the benefit of my Southern Hemisphere readers, the promised snow pictures. I don't know if they can compete with 100+ degree heat, but we can but try.
It snowed all night with hardly any wind, but by the time it was light enough to take pictures, we were getting a little breeze that was starting to knock the snow off the thin branches.
I recently discovered that the beach webcam down in South Haven, which was shut down last winter, is still (so far) up this winter, if you want to see the snow snowing into Lake Michigan.
Another webcam in South Haven seems to revolve around randomly, sometimes showing the boat slips in the channel, and sometimes showing grainy pictures of the street.
With the temperature steady around freezing, it was still a little cold for a picnic.
Despite accidentally leaving both his mittens and his gloves at school over the holidays, our son has already been outside in a pair of my stretch gloves, clearing off as much of the cars as he could reach and getting down on his knees to make a fort by heaping up snow with his arms. He is looking forward to establishing a sled run with his dad later today.
Lastly, how about a contrast picture between Friday and Tuesday?
Yep. We got a little snow here.