Family health crisis seems to be averted. The best state any family member can be in is alive, that's for sure. I'm spening the week at my childhood home, with limited tinkering opportunities, but the internetz is as good for providing inspiration here as anywhere else.
Found this scarf on the blog Popetotrora, and my tinkering fingers are twitching.
Her blog post reveals that the construction wasn't a smooth ride, but I'm still willing to give it a try.