Did you mention the word 'summer'???
Ye god and little fishes! - I had forgotten that such a season exists. Here in Sydney we've had incessant rain for the last ... oh, I think it's now ELEVEN days. As to the temperature - I have no words.
You may all be grateful for that.
I am glad that I'm not alone in this: for reasons I don't understand, I'm finding this extremely simple - though equally pretty - pattern to be one that requires 100% concentration. Like, no radio; no talking book; just KNITTING. Because the moment I'm not absolutely focused on it, I do something moronic. And truly, I'm not usually so halfwitted.