for this cruel unsaid, won't concede.
tonight a lady on youtube taught me to splice yarn together. i did a practice run-through on the tail end of my scarf. it was easy as pie:
youtube lady wanted me to use spit to fuse the fibers together - as if! tap water is perfectly adequate, after all we are civilized beings.
progress on scarf:
then i remembered that my xmas tree is still up, so i walked down the hall and took some pictures. wormtail came along: