Cooling Down to the High 90’s

Thankfully, this coming week the weather will be cooling down into the high 90’s F/35+C.  In an attempt to avoid an ice-cream bender, I’ve been eating things like cantaloupe, pineapple, mandarin oranges, etc., for dessert, especially the latter two on cottage cheese.  Both cooling and tasty.  I put the can of fruit in the refrigerator to get it cold before I put it on the refrigerated cottage cheese.  The trick is to get the fruit and cottage cheese to come out even, a spoonful of cottage cheese for every piece of fruit.  Nums.

In the knitting news, I have passed the halfway point on the Cobblestone Lace shawl and have started the first repeat of the decreases.  Pretty exciting.  The border is garter stitch lace, a nice wide lace which I like.  It has a scalloped edge and a nice pattern.  This is the most recent picture.  I’m pleased with how it’s coming along, and what it’s looking like.

I’ve decided to do the Oshara Mystery Shawl Knit-Along which has already started.  I got on board late and neither the yarn nor the 32- inch, size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle I’ve ordered for the project is here yet.  It’s a four-week deal, and you just get 1/4th of the pattern each week to work on.  Each week she blogs about that part of it and people make comments.  I’ve already got the first part of the pattern and I’ll start knitting on it when I get the yarn and needle.  It’s done in a standard weight #1 yarn, which is a sock/baby weight yarn.  The yarn they want you to buy for the project is a blend of 70% baby llama and 30% silk, and it’s a bit pricey.  I just ordered some el cheapo acrylic baby yarn from Lion Brand in some nice purples and pinks that will knit up just as well.   As I said before, life’s too short to futz with expensive, high-maintenance, special-care garments.  The mystery is what the finished shawl will look like, as there are no pictures shown.

I finished the no-beads variation of the pink power hat, and now my 16-inch size 9 needles are free to do my summer cotton hat.  I put three braided dangles with beads on it just for fun.   I’m going to try to finish up the other three chemo hats I’ve got going, as well as start the cotton-silk hat for me.   Busy, busy.


After A Brief Digression, A Return to Business as Usual, Sort Of

As I have mentioned, I do have some health concerns, and they are ongoing.  I’m now just over a week out from a 10-day hospitalization which was prolonged because of hospital-acquired pneumonia.  Now I’m on home oxygen because I can’t even walk from one end of the house to the other without getting short of breath despite being on oxygen. I’m tethered to an oxygen concentrator by this 50-ft tube which I have to drag all over the house, and it’s infuriating.  The worst part of it is whenever I leave the house, I have to schlep this 10 lb metal oxygen tank on a little hand trolley everywhere I go.  I’m too used to being independent and being able to go where I want when I want, and this recent development is about to drive me crazy.  I am going to wean myself off the tube and regain my independence if it harelips the governor.*  I’ll spare you the rest of the rant.

Enough of that.  Let us now move on to more pleasant topics:

We are in the middle of a heat wave — weeks of 100F+/32C+ temperatures (my electric bills are higher than giraffe’s ears!) with occasional scattered thunder showers and other assorted pyrotechnics.

We got this little thunder boomer on 19 May, 2018, but we’ve had a couple more since.  As you can see, the hail is ricocheting off the neighbor’s roof, then off my porch and into my storm door.

Not surprisingly, with all this hot weather, I am on an iced chai laté kick, and here’s my recipe.

WOL’s Iced White Chai

4 tbsp of sugar (white or brown) or 3 tablespoons of honey, as you prefer.
1 bag of Twining’s Earl Grey Tea
1 bag of Twining’s English Breakfast Tea
2 bags of Twining’s Chai
6 cups of boiling water
a 16-oz bottle of Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Vanilla Almond Milk creamer.

a heavy glass or crockery heat-resistant 2-quart pitcher **
a large metal spoon or ladle
source of boiling water.

Fill the pitcher with straight hot tap water and leave it sit for about 10 minutes to preheat the pitcher. This is an important safety factor as it will help keep the pitcher from shattering when you fill it with boiling water.  Right after you empty out the hot water, put the sugar in and affix the tea bags to the side of the pitcher with a clip or clothes pin. Again, for safety, place the large metal spoon into the pitcher and pour the boiling water onto the spoon. Let the tea bags steep until the pitcher has cooled to room temperature.  Pour in the whole bottle of Natural Bliss, stir well, cover and refrigerate. Serve cold.  Enjoy. 

In the knitting news, I got me some of what we good ol’ girls in the knitting group I go to refer to as “snob yarn,”  i.e., the kind of high-end, natural fibers, exotic blends, artisanal (hand spun, hand dyed, etc.), limited quantities, only sold on websites or yupscale “Fiber Shoppes” at $15-$40 for a 50 g twist yarn.   I got it on closeout sale (50% off).   It’s called “Sublime,” a blend of 75% cotton and 25% silk.  It comes in 50 g (125 m/137 yds) “donut” skeins.  I wanted it for a summer hat.  I got 2 skeins of the above blue, as well as 2 skeins of silver, a skein of charcoal, and 2 skeins of purple.  I’ve got it all rolled into balls and ready to go.

Since I can’t wear wool and I knit a lot of chemo hats, pretty much all the yarn I buy is either acrylic (hypoallergenic, machine washable and dryable) or cotton yarn you can buy at Michael’s and Walmart.  (Life is too short for special care instructions.  If you can’t throw it in the washer and dryer, I don’t have time for it.) But I wanted something special, something breathable with a soft hand for a summer hat because I’m worth it.  However, I can’t start on it just yet because I want to do it on my size 9 (5.5 mm) 16-inch Red Lace Chiaogoo’s, and I can’t until I finish the without beads variation of this hat (see above) because it’s being done on my only set of 16-inch 9’s.  I have about 18 rows to go on it.  This is the first knitting I’ve done since I got out of the hospital last week.

Gratuitous product plug:  ChiaoGoo makes needles with standard points in wood, bamboo and stainless steel, circulars, DPN’s, single points, and interchangeables.  If you do a lot of lace knitting, however, you might want to try out one of their ChiaoGoo Red Lace circular needles.  The Red Lace needles have stainless steel tips which have a longer taper that make knitting stitches like k3tog, p3tog, sssk, psso, and multiple yarn overs easier.  The ChiaGoo Red Lace circulars come in all the standard diameters and in lengths from 16-inches to 60-inches. They have a flexible, memory-free, nylon-coated steel cable with superior joins.  They are also quite reasonably priced (around $9-$11 depending on size and length).  I really, really like them.  Confusingly, ChaioGoo also has an SS Red product line, which have stainless steel tips with a standard taper, so if you want the longer tapered lace tip, be sure to order the Red Lace needle.

One thing I want to try out on the body of this new hat I’m making for me is a k1, p1 pattern worked over 81 stitches per row.  Normally, seed stitch is worked over an even number of stitches with a row of k1, p1, alternating with a row of p1, k1, whether you’re working flat or in the round.  However, if you’re knitting in the round, working k1, p1 continuously over an odd number of stitches will accomplish the same thing without you having to keep track of which row you’re on.  The odd number of stitches will automatically alternate between k1 and p1 as the first stitch on the row and produce the pattern.

I’ve been having my hair cut Anne Lennox short (hear her fabulous voice) and will keep it that way for the foreseeable future, although I hate my hair short.  It’s just so much easier and quicker to wash and dry short, and until I can get my health issues sorted,  I’m having to ration my spoons.  My hair has a mind of its own, however, and sometimes it will be sticky-outy despite my best efforts to get it to behave.  (I do not blow dry, perm, color, or use jgels, mousses or any other kind of “product” except Johnson’s Baby Shampoo on my hair.  My hair is too fine and fly-away, and life is too short for all that high-maintenance nonsense.)  Hence, the hat.  Stay tuned.

In other knitting news, I’m about half finished with both my shawls (sorry, I don’t have a more recent picture of the blue one).  The light teal one is the Cable Edged Shawl.  The blue one (I’m calling it “Cobblestone Lace”) is my own pattern, and I will publish it on my knitting site and on Ravelry once the shawl is finished and I have a good picture of the completed shawl.

*a "harelip" is now considered to be a politically incorrect term for congenital cleft lip deformity, which is a birth defect.  However, it also refers to a type of through-and-through laceration of the upper lip resulting from being punched or struck in the mouth, i.e., a lip that is split below the nose like a hare's.

** I would not use an aluminum pitcher as aluminum will alter the taste of the tea.  You could use a stainless steel pitcher, but I prefer glass or crockery as neither affects the taste of the tea.  Pyrex glass  or heat resistant glass carafes work, too.  Never make tea in something that has previously been used to make coffee.  No matter how thoroughly you clean it, you cannot remove all the residual oils from the coffee, which will ruin the taste of the tea.

Moving Right Along

Things have been pretty same-old, same-old, except that I did write that center portion of the Cobblestone Lace Shawl pattern, and I’ve got one repetition knitted, two more to go. I’ve  got 12 more pattern repetitions of various patterns left to finish it: 2 of the center portion, 9 of the decrease and 1 of the ending pattern.  This is an old picture of it.  It’s about five inches longer now than it was then. 

I’m coming along nicely on my cable lace shawl (right).  I made a pact with myself that every time I sat down to knit on it, I would knit three repeats of the lace edging pattern, and I am happy to say I’ve now passed the halfway mark. I like to change up projects like this, because when you get this far along on a project, you practically have the pattern memorized, and then you start making mistakes — forgetting that Row 15 starts with a (K2tog) x2 instead of K2 like all the other right sided rows do.  or that the (yo, K2tog) on row 1 is x3 instead of x2 like the other right sided rows.  When that starts happening, I switch to the other shawl and work on it a while, which is what I’m doing now.

It’s been hot.  We’ve had a couple weeks now with highs in the 90’s F/32+C.  I shudder to think what my electric bills are going to be like.  They’ll most likely be higher than giraffes’ ears till well into October.   We still haven’t had any rain to speak of.  I may have to break down and water my yard.

Right now, I’m in the process of rereading the Steven Brust Vlad Taltos books.  Since I first read them in publication order, I am rereading them in chronological order.  i’m about 4 books in at the moment.

A Busy Tuesday

The “Oz water” guy was supposed to come today at 2 pm to change the filters on the reverse osmosis water unit under my sink that supplies the drinking water tap, and I needed to take out garbage, empty the dishwasher, put the dirty dishes that had already accumulated into the emptied dishwasher, and wash at least one load of clothes today.  I wanted to make a bowl of chicken salad and I also needed to call the AC guy to come check out the AC and get it ready for summer (and finally remembered to actually do it on the day with a high of 90 F/32.2 C) . And then planned to (and did) go to knitting group tonight.

I’ve still got to call the electrician to replace the kitchen light fixtures because they keep blowing light bulbs, but before I do that, I’ve got to buy a pair of replacement fixtures so that I will have design input into the process and to make sure they have the same footprint as the old ones. (I will then deduct the cost of the fixtures from my next month’s rent by prior agreement with my landlady.)

I ate breakfast at the computer, reading blogs, watching videos, and playing games until nearly noon.  Of course by the time I had corralled the garbage and was ready to schlep it out to the dumpster, it was hot out.  I had cleaned out and shredded a bunch of files in my filing cabinet, and had three big bags of shreddings, and boxes from a pole lamp besides the contents of every wastebasket in the house and it took three trips.  I was going to start in on the dishwasher, but the Oz water guy came early.  It didn’t take him 20 minutes to do what he needed to do to maintenance the unit, I scribbled something “signature-looking” on his iPhone with my index finger, and ticked him off as “done” on the to-do list.

I got the clean dishes emptied out of the dishwasher and the dirty ones put in.  Then I remembered to call the AC guy.  He was on a job but he said he could stop by after he’d finished it, and that he would give me a call when he was on his way.  So then I started a load of clothes, sat down and watched TV a while and knitted on the Malguri Morning shawl I’m making for me, because after schlepping garbage in the hot sun, emptying the clothes hamper, hauling the clothes from one end of the house to the other, and starting the washer, I needed a sit-down.

Long about 3 p.m. I decided to perform chicken salad and gathered the ingredients and utensils required.  I diced the chicken into bite-sized pieces,  diced a small white onion, diced two kosher dill spears, drained and added a small can of mixed peas and carrots, added most of a small can of chopped black olives and cut up a heaping handful of cherry tomatoes into either halves or quarters depending on the size of the tomato.  Since it had all those vegetables in, it really was a chicken salad.  I dressed it with a big squirt of Ranch dressing and two (serving) spoonfuls of mayonnaise and put it in the fridge to chill.

By then the AC guy had called and it was time to take the clothes out of the washer and put them in the dryer which I had just finished doing when he arrived.  He had to add coolant, changed the filter (which I had neglected to do), and made sure the condensation drain was draining freely.  (Wouldn’t have mattered today if it wasn’t.  Our humidity was 5%.)  By then it was sneaking up on 4 o’clock.  I made a sandwich with my chicken salad and ate that while watching TV, then demolished a pint of vanilla cinnamon gelato for dessert. After he left, I hung up the clothes out of the dryer, but I still haven’t folded up the rest of the load (socks, unmentionables, singlets, and kitchen hand towels), nor taken the hung up clothes back to the bedroom closet, which will likely get done mañana.

During the day, HGTV does “binge watches”running multiple back-to-back episodes of various of their main lineup programs.  I had the TV on this  afternoon because today was “binge watch afternoon” for a favorite program, “Fixer Upper, which is shot in and around Waco, Texas, (about a six-hour drive southeast from where I live in the TX flatlands, and almost exactly halfway between Dallas and Austin).  The Waco area is gradually becoming gentrified from both directions, up from Austin and down from the Dallas Metroplex area, and in each episode, this couple (she’s an interior designer, he’s a building contractor) find and renovate a house in Waco or one of the surrounding towns for a client, with the big reveal at the end of the program.   Waco is located on the banks of the Brazos River. (My cousin WM has some ranch land beside the Brazos much further downstream (Rosharon, which is southwest of Houston), and has nearly gotten flooded out by the river two years in a row what with the heavy rains in 2016 and Hurricane Harvey last year.)  The area surrounding Waco is still largely rural — farming and ranching — and while it’s north and east of the hill country, it’s still considered to be part of “bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) country” in central Texas.

I did go to knitting group (I nipped out during commercials to brush my teeth and change clothes so I could finish watching the “Fixer Upper”  episode that ended at 6 p.m. and still get to knitting group on time).  I worked on the body of my modified version of the Cable Edged Shawl and helped a beginning knitter — showed her how to start a new row, helped her with technique, gave her some tips and pointers, etc.   My friend LB was there.  I hadn’t seen her in several weeks and we had a nice long visit.  She has learned stranded color work knitting, — which I intend to learn once I’ve finished all three shawls I’m working on! — and brought several hats she’d made using Fair Isle patterns.

The trick to doing stranded color work is to be able to manipulate the working yarn with either hand, so you can hold both colors of yarn at the same time, one in each hand.  If you only hold the working yarn in one hand, you have to keep dropping one color yarn and picking up the other color yarn every time you change colors,  It’s inefficient, laborious and time consuming. With a color in each hand, it goes much faster and it looks way cool. The hangup is that I need to teach myself how to hold the yarn in my right hand the same way I hold it in my left, which means I have to also learn to control stitches as they shift from left-hand needle to right-hand needle with my middle finger instead of my index finger.  In order to do this, I have to acquire a new set of fine motor skills and build them into muscle memory, which takes a good bit of practice to master.  Then, the way is open to do two single-color socks at the same time on the same needles, one inside the other, which is mind-blowingly cool.  Once I start this process, it’s going to occupy my knitting agenda for at least a month while I perfect the technique.  That’s why I want to finish these three shawls and clear the deck before I start in on it.

I’ve got 3 more rows to do on the modified Cable Edged Shawl to complete the body portion, and then I can begin putting on the border, which is attached as you knit it because every other row, you ssk together a live stitch from the bottom edge of the shawl body to a live stitch on the border.  Once I start putting the border on, I won’t be able to work on it at my computer any more because, while the shawl body is essentially TV knitting*, the border has a complicated 16 line lace and cable pattern repeat. I will not be able to divide my attention between following the border pattern repeat and doing anything else like blog reading or watching a video, without a high risk of totally screwing up the lace pattern.  I’d better pick up another roll of dental floss.

Tomorrow, I’m going to have to make myself sit down and do some serious adulting.  I’ve got a bunch of financial forms I’ve got to locate, fill out and then take to where they’re supposed to go.  I should have done it last week but I hate filling out paperwork and I keep putting it off.  While I’m out, I’ll pick up the two new light fixtures for the kitchen so I can call the electrician and get him to switch them out.  Then I will reward myself for all the adulting I’ll have done today and tomorrow by starting the border on the modified Cable Edged Shawl.


*TV knitting -- a knitting project that has a very short, simple pattern, or one that involves a short, uncomplicated pattern repeat that can be easily learned and followed without paying much attention to it, so that you can easily divide your attention between knitting and doing something else, like watching TV, with a relatively low risk of messing up what you're knitting.

Easing into a Saturday Evening

What with one thing and another, I decided to coddle myself today. We’re having roller-coaster weather (for months now) — it warms up to the 80’s F/26 C then cools down into the 60’s F/ 15 C, then warms up again, and cools down again.  We’re in a trough at the moment and it’s a little nippy (high of 70 F/21 C today, predicted low of 36 F/2.2 C tonight).  Later in the week, we’re heading for a predicted high of 90 F/32.2 C on Monday, then back down into the 70’s again. . .  It’s still bone dry with no precipitation and a humidity of 18%, and we’re under a wildfire watch because it’s windy (22 mph/35.4 kph).

I got a late start to the day because I had a good long lie-in, not stirring out of my snuggly warm bed until noon.  Didn’t have to get up, didn’t want to get up, so I didn’t.   I had cinnamon toast for breakfast, and made a big carafe of hot Stash Spiced Chai with almond milk, followed not long after by a can of Amy’s Kitchen vegetable soup for lunch which was major nummy-noms.  (Amy’s Kitchen has a line of Mexican frozen entrees which I love, and I saw they had soups, so I got some to try.  This is the first one I’ve tried and I really like it.) The bread I was using for toast is “artisan,” which is to say, it is fresh-baked in the store from frozen dough, and is sold as “English toasting bread.” It’s a white bread with a nice taste and some substance to it — it doesn’t dissolve into library paste like the crap the Big Bread companies pass off as white bread. (Wonder Bread! — if there’s any real food value in it, it’s a wonder!) This stuff toasts up nice and crisp, so I had two more pieces with just margarine on to go with my soup.

Blue Diamond packages their almond milk in little quart packages that don’t need refrigeration, and that have a nice long shelf life, which I really like.  I don’t use that much “milk,” just on cereal and in tea. (I do not like cow’s milk and it doesn’t like me either.  The only actual “dairy” I eat is yogurt, cheese and the odd bit of gelato or ice cream.)  I like being able to keep a couple of cartons of it in the cupboard without having to sweat the “use by” date.  I get the vanilla flavor because the vanilla makes it sweet enough I don’t need to add sugar to my cereal (Kashi Cinnamon Harvest), and I like it in tea — Spice Chai, Earl Grey, English Breakfast — both hot and cold.

I noshed my soup while at the computer working jigsaw puzzles I created from pictures of Anne Bachelier‘s paintings which I’ve downloaded off her blog to make puzzles with.  I love her stuff.  I just took it easy, listening to SomaFM’s Drone Zone music channel, eating my soup and toast, drinking my chai and almond milk, and working this puzzle of one of Anne Bachelier’s paintings, with her wonderful palette and magical-surrealist imagery, and it was very, very nice.   Just a total chill out.  Nice way to spend a lazy Saturday.

I leave you with this little parting shot:  In searching out links, I ran across this clip from my man Sam Elliott.  What he has to say about almond milk struck me as LOL funny.  Be warned, though.  He drops a couple of F-Bombs, too, if that kind of language bothers you.

The Eyes Have It

I know I’ve mentioned it here, although not lately, that I have a thing called ocular migraines.  Many migraine headache sufferers report an “aura” prior to their headache, a warning symptom(s) that a headache is coming.  Many of these “auras” are visual — scotoma, scintillating scotoma, etc.   Some people, like me, get the aura without the headache.  If you have to have migraines, and you get a choice what kind to have, choose the kind I have.  I get maybe 10-15-20 minutes of visual disturbances, and that’s it.  No headache.  No pain.  Just these annoying visual symptoms.  There is a genetic component to migraines, and women are more likely than men to have migraines of any type.  I have female cousins on both sides who have full blown migraine attacks — and who know their triggers.   Me?  I got off dead easy.

My ocular migraines typically involve a scintillating scotoma in my left visual field.   It starts as a flickering point just left of center in the area of sharpest vision.  It’s something that happens in my brain, not my eye, and because it happens in my left visual cortex, it affects both eyes.  (Anatomical aside:  The optic nerve from each eye branches and half of it goes to each side of the visual cortex of your brain, so each eye transmits to both sides of the brain.  If you lose an eye, you lose your depth perception.  However, if the right visual cortex of your brain is damaged, it doesn’t take out the vision in the right eye, it takes out the right half of the vision in both eyes.  Because you still have some vision in both eyes,  your depth perception is preserved.)  The scintillating point expands into a “C” shape, with the “gap” oriented toward the right lower corner of my visual field.  The “C” moves diagonally up toward the left upper corner of my visual field, getting larger and larger as it moves, until it expands off the edge of  the visual field and goes away. It only affects my sharp vision for a minute or two, but it’s visually disruptive until it goes away.   If I get one while I’m driving, I pull off out of traffic as soon as I can safely do so, and wait them out.

The whole reason I brought this up is that on the whole I may go months and months without having one, or I may have two or three over the course of a week.  Yesterday, I had four, and one was atypical — it was just like the ones I always have except it was in my right visual field instead of the left.  I’ve had another typical one today already.

Now, some migraine triggers are dietary (MSG, artificial sweeteners, nitrates, etc. ).  I eat Chinese food with impunity (and chopsticks).  I eat lunch meat and hot dogs with impunity (and mayonnaise), so MSG and nitrates are not suspects. Although wine is a migraine trigger for one of my cousins,  I can and will drink wine when it’s offered, and it’s not a suspect.  Changes in hormone levels are not suspect either; I’ve been on estrodiol-only HRT for (literally) decades and my hormone levels stay constant.  I suspect that changes in weather may be one of my triggers — possibly rapid changes in barometric pressure and such like —  and the polar vortex has been wreaking havoc with the weather here lately.  We had some nice warm weather earlier in the week, then Wednesday, it got cold again, and was drippy, drizzly, mizzly and dreich.  It’s the first moisture we’ve had in over a month.

I don’t care for artificial sweeteners and rarely consume them.  Saccharin has an unplesant “wang-y” aftertaste that I don’t like.  I’m not real wild about any of the others, either.  I just don’t care for the way they taste.   My mom uses both Sweet’n’Low (saccharin) and Equal (aspartame).  She likes the taste (300-500 times sweeter than sugar) and finds nothing “off” about it.    My dad never cared for diet drinks, and it is very likely that I get my dislike of them from him.*  (His tea was never sweet enough unless about half an inch of sugar had settled out of it into the bottom of the glass.  Yep.  I’m daddy’s girl.)

But the standout atypical thing about yesterday, apart from my having four attacks, was that I had this “zero calorie” bottle drink I hadn’t had before.    I bought four bottles of the stuff, but I bought it for the bottles — nice substantial, washable, refillable,  17-oz plastic bottles**.  The drink  was carbonated, contained several of the vitamin B’s, and it had green tea extract.   I’ve got three more in the fridge.  I’m going to try another challenge Sunday when I know I’m going to be staying in all day.

In the meantime, I think I hear some spinach focaccia calling my name.  I’d better go see what it wants.

*Taste breaks down to chemistry and your ability to taste or not taste certain chemicals is inherited. 
**I hate buying bottled water and throwing all that plastic away.  It's stupid and irresponsible, and it supports those criminally-irresponsible environmental-toxic companies who make them.  Not only is it much more environmentally friendly to get a set of bottles and reuse them for months and months, it's cheaper in the long run.

Giving It Up For Lent

What I gave up for Lent is all but about an inch of my hair.   Sat down in the stylist’s chair Wednesday, and told her to cut it.  She asked how much I wanted cut off, and I said, “About a foot.”  It’s getting thin, it’s so flyaway, the ends were all split and chewed up, and it took forever to dry . . . .  Anyway, done deal.   Moving right along.

Finishing hats.  Finished this one and posted the pattern.

Going to start working on finishing some other stuff for a while.  A lot of UFO*s taking up space and needles.  Hats will still be happening, just not so much.

I should go through my UFOs and frog the ones I know I’m not going to finish, and start finishing some of the others.   Whether I actually do it or not remains to be seen.  BLAH!

Sneaking up on spring.  Going to be getting back into the hot weather and high electric bills.

Loving my big ball bowl. *UFO – UnFinished Object.