I will post to you first - since you emailed me and made the suggestion of the name of this blog, I went ahead and decided to plunge into this blog with this:
This is the finished project that you shared with me through email - if I understand your story correctly, that when you had almost finished, you took it out almost completely before starting again - do you ever question your sanity when you do something like that? I am actually envious of the finished object, the fact that it is finished and that it can be worn now.
Ellen and I actually do more than "play with pointy things" aka knitting - we have been known to sing a note or two on Thursday evenings with our women's group Voces Angelorum - or Voices of Angels. And I have even seen Ellen snitch a stitch or two on Thursday evenings during a lull in the action (gosh does that ever happen? not if Charlie has anything to do with it!).
In addition, there is the common
I also know that Ellen is in the process of renovating part of her house - I am sure there are stories to tell since it was a one of a kind bathroom that at one look, if you are old enough, will know what decade it was built.
Ellen, I am handing over the "baton" to you.