well, the theft of my current wip's and attendant sticks and string is best considered an opportunity. tho' the hat was (i'm quoting Madame Fonz, a venerable drag queen) "fab'lus". the baby will get a blanket done in a foamy minty green chenille with crocheted flowers randomly distributed on it. and i'm thinking i'll do a matching hat. hats are always good. i feel sorry for the junky that stole my tackle 'cause there's no way he'll get any money at the hock shop for that stuff. anyways, thanks for the commisseration and stuff. be good.