Where is “Jethro” (Mark Harmon, NCIS) when you need him? Perhaps he could get to the bottom of Gussie Fay’s “issues”. His critical-thinking mind, his keen sense of observation, his knack for solving crimes, and his general-easy-to-look-at-self. (Sorry… I’ve been a big Mark fan for many years.) With skills like that I just KNOW he could figure it out!
Where are McGee and Abby? They could just run some computer diagnostic and Gussie Fay would spill her guts, telling them exactly what is wrong. Abby would take oil samples and stick it under a microscope… AHA! A strange loopty-A virus is present!
Maybe if I watch their shows another gazillion times my skills will be so improved that I can figure this thing out. Even if it doesn’t work, at least I’ll get to see Mark a gazillion times. (Um… Sorry DH… Ignore those last few remarks!)
I had to change back to a smaller needle because the huge-honkin’-size-5-size-of-a-toothpick needle was shredding the fabric on a regular woven fabric… although it was fine on a batik. Loops are back. I’m using my powers of investigation and out-of-the-box thinking to explore causes OTHER than Gussie Fay… like my bobbin winder.
Perhaps SOMEDAY I’ll look back at all of this and think, Boy, was I stupid… I should have KNOWN to check the blah-blah-blah. But right now I’ll just keep plugging along, fixing loops and trying to figure this thing out.
And if you should see Mark on the streets somewhere… tell him there is a REAL crime to be investigated at my house, with a really LOOPY suspect involved!
Have a great week!