To make a long story short
In other non-knitting news, I got my Christmas village set up again. I say "again" because it was originally on the ledge by the fireplace, but I had the blinding realization that we adults couldn't see it very well. (Not only that, but it was too accessible for little hands.) After putting up some "snow effect" (har har har—I taped up sheets of white tissue paper) on the glass, I set it up in the garden window. There was just enough decent-looking batting left from the village's stay on the ledge to work as the "snow" on the ground, which means I didn't have to go buy more. Yay!
Here's a pic:
Click on it to see details--it looks MUCH better blown up. The picture, that is.
The people got a little shuffled, but that's all right--nothing got broken. I, however, did not place the children under the bridge. :-)