interminable /ɪnˈtɜrmənəbəl/


1. incapable of being terminated; unending: an interminable job.

2. monotonously or annoyingly protracted or continued; unceasing; incessant: I can’t stand that interminable clatter.

3. having no limits: an interminable desert.


4. the last 5 rows and cast off of Icarus.

I leave for Seattle Sunday morning. I have one more row of Chart 4, the four rows of edging and the cast off yet to do, and at this point there are almost 500 stitches in a row. I don’t know if I can finish it in time. Does anybody think I can block it in a hotel room?

I would suggest that we be collectively skeeved out enough by the idea of putting something damp on a hotel bedcover of dubious adventures, and that we can agree that I need to finish this before I leave. I think hotel sheets are clean. I do not, however, extend the same philosophical courtesy to the coverlet. The mere thought of pinning lace out on it makes me… never mind. I probably watch too much CSI.