The hubby is home and all is well and I thank you for all your kind words and well wishes. He was off doing things that needed to be done, and he may go off again and do it some more -- not sure yet. He wasn't in harm's way. He could come and go at will. We are very fortunate that he wasn't called to leave his family to go fight a war or something (he already did that in '69 and, thankfully, there wasn't a wife or kids involved at the time); Godspeed to those who were.
There's an FO! I finished the Knit One Crochet Too Ribbon Triangle Shawl for Mom, using the Tartelette she bought when we were in Door County. I already knit this once, but must have missed a M1 or a K2tog (they're crucial) because when I unravelled the fringe, it unravelled way more at one point than it was supposed to. I ended up frogging the whole thing and letting it stew in time out for a couple of months. This time, it worked like a charm -- magical and very clever. I knit the larger size and used 4 balls of yarn. I bought 2 more in a different colorway, to make a smaller version for myself. In the meantime, Melissa sent me 5 more hanks of the same color that she couldn't get to work, so maybe something... bigger, and not a shawl.