It was a case of one step forward, ten steps back, really. Thanks to my old nemesis, the yarn over. But I am persisting. And I'll be picking up some non-minty, unwaxed dental floss today for my next lifeline (there are currently two in the SSBPMOL, and they need friends). Thanks for the tip to MrsQuimby (delivered in person before I cast on...I didn't listen), Linda in Alameda, CA and Kim at Unwind.
In happier news, I've got a new roommate:
Or rather, she does. I've moved into Molley's house while her humans are on holiday.