There is progress. The tartan is coming along. The first picture I showed you implied that more was woven than had been woven; that is, the cloth just went around the breast beam at the front of the loom but now it is much farther along and headed toward the cloth storage beam at the back of the loom. Not quite a yard yet but close:
There is progress in the garden, too. Yesterday afternoon, when the light wasn't good enough for a photo, I noticed that one of the early daffodils was nearly ready to open. You can imagine my surprise this morning when instead of just one, I saw this:
This is blue pearl crocus, an extremely early variety and quite small (less than an inch across). The trace of blue is on the outside of their petals.
Additionally, I noticed another early arriva (pushkinia or striped squill):