I know, I know.  The plural of “smelt” is “smelt”, not “smelted”.  But the cadence worked better with smelted and it seemed to fit with Roger’s tendency to wax poetical.  I thought about using “forged”, which actually would have been the more accurate term for the construction of the knife, but again, cadence.

Now that we’ve dealt with that, I’ll bring attention to my delicate feather work, the latest entry in my litany of extremely tedious artistic flourishes that add hours upon hours to my creative process.  There is still some tailoring that I’d like to do to Charlotte’s dress which I may get to at some point.