Scene: EK's bedroom. She is alone in the house except for the collies and birds.
Action: The Evenstar "toe" is on the needles, ready for more wrestling into submission.
EK: (takes deep breath) OK, I boiled the cables of the Addi Lace needles beyond al dente. Oh I like that, cables with no minds at all! Let's move these stitches onto compliant needles. (moves stitches, starts knitting). Behold!! Sharp tips really matter! Soft cables are so much nicer. Joins could be a tad smoother, but what an improvement.
In the space of a few hours, what looks like a shawl, and not a toe, is created:
EK: Wow, 3/4 of the way through the chart. If I didn't have to go out tonight, I'd finish it. What joy!
DH walks in; is shown infant shawl.
DH: Lovely lace but it doesn't look like a shawl yet.
EK is left pondering other uses for sharp needles.
End of Act II.