I have at last finished the scarf. It is actually really nice and warm. I had worn it out for the first time at a company party that was located in a cabin in the wilderness. You'd be amazed how much heat escapes from your head and neck! This scarf was a real savior that night.
Now that I've finished this project, I am looking for inspiration for the next. My goal is to learn how to knit the heel of a sock, but I feel like I need someone to sit with me and teach me. I can't read knitting instructions partly because I knit differently and because I don't have the patience.
I recently did go to the shop to get this bag handle. I am not sure if I will buy actual fabric or if I will knit something amazing or maybe use a combination of both.
On a totally unrelated note. I got the chance to look at my Raimugido rye bread starter under the microscope. Look.at.it. Wow.
What you see here is a dilution of the rye starter (1:20) that has been stained with methylene blue to assess the viability of the cells. Dead cells or cells that have a compromised metabolism turn blue.The large round blobs are rye granules and the smaller round ones are yeast cells. This was seen under x40 magnification. Other cells I have seen (mainly ale yeast cells) are little bit larger than this. I think we can conclude that this starter is well, quite resilient.