Yesterday it did snow here, and for four beautiful hours big, fat flakes fell from the sky. That was from the perspective of my lakefront windows.
Not everyone thought it was glorious. Our blue heron likes to stand on the fountain base in the middle of the lake (when the fountain isn’t running…not a Heron shower). There he stood in quiet dignity while big snowflakes made his blue grey. That just wasn’t right!
The other bird whose routine was disturbed was one of the mallard hens. They often of a morning root around in the grass for insects. The added inch of snow accumulation meant she came up with her bill looking like a “milk mustache”. Mustn’t laugh at mallards, mustn’t laugh at mallards!
I’m not doing the whole knitting Olympics thing, but, of course, I am knitting while I watch. Last night I finished up the toes of a simple sock and a Jaywalker, and cast on their mates. The simple sock is my usual purse knitting, and the Jaywalker my home knitting sock.
Did you see the two new patterns Knitty is offering? I could knit Skew, but I don’t think I would ever wear them. Rooibos, however, looked like it was written for me! It will fit both my lifestyle and bod. Why, yes, I have ordered yarn: Knit Picks is shipping me some Swish Bulky in Merlot Heather.
Best of all? It’s Spring Break, a.k.a. Mardi Gras, so I don’t have to study this week for my seminar. Knit on!