- do your provisional cast-on in a smooth cotton yarn
- pre-kitchener using the same yarn in a light color
- just follow along that path with the magnum for easy kitchenering.
Worked great! Except for the crappy photo part, but that's not her fault.
On Saturday I was a rock star ... on a stone floor.
While I was taking a break, I happened to spot this engraving.
Last year I'd done all kinds of research on the Xaupi family for a lecture I was giving on itinerant dancing masters. I learned about their flight from the French revolution, the father's death in a typhoid epidemic, and the son's studio in St. Louis. On Saturday, there it was: an engraving showing the original location of his dance studio, about 2 blocks from where I was standing at that moment. Today, it's gone. It had burned during the great fire of 1849 and the block itself was bulldozed to make room for the interstate during the 20th century.
I love serendipity.