Three days and eight looooonnnnnnnnggggggg pattern rows later ... so far, so good (translation: the stitch count is still what it should be and everything appears to look as it should). Considering how often it's been abruptly dropped due to a sudden need for tissues and/or liquids, this is amazing. Still hacking and sniffling, BTW, though significantly less than when this all began ... between that and Ma Nature being in a human-hostile mood, I've been staying holed up inside reading and stitch juggling and watching my way through DVDs I haven't dug out for a while. There's nothing so relaxing as much-needed unlaxing (and using that word reminds me that I oughta also dig out and re-read "Shottle Bop" ... love that story).
Tomorrow the temperature is supposed to rise up to something civilized, so shall haul m'self out and about a bit.