Yes, I've been absent. Despite the lovely spring weather, I've been feeling kind of down, and don't have the gnac* to knit much of anything, not the least something like Princess. I finished the edging weeks ago now, it seems, and just haven't felt like picking up the stitches and continuing. Princess may end up in the dark hole of the UFO, I fear, at least at this rate.
But you -- Rosebud finished, and promises to pick up Princess soon.
*"avoir le hnac" is a Gascon expression that has been "Parisianized" (and feminized at the same time) into "avoir la gnac". It literally means to have "bite", to be bitten by something, and I've definitely lost the "bite" for knitting right now.