Victor usually avoids old stones but this time, seeing that it was free, he joined me on a guided tour of the complex and we both ended up feeling all the wiser for it.
And for those interested this is the finished project begun in the car above. As my Rav. pal Ambra had told me I managed to make it using just two half, leftover balls of Noro sock wool. Fascinating to see both the colours unwind and the stitches dropping down to form a bias pattern. In tune with the ethnic look I've added beads to the ends.