What I didn't tell you was that as I sped along, quickly snipping off bits of the "rope" as the dough came through the pastry bag, I got a little carried away. I prefer to think of it as carried away, as it sounds a little more intriguing than does the word sloppy....
The pattern was something like snip, snip, snip, dip scissors in the boiling water to clean, snip, snip, flinch from the splash of boiling water, snip, dip, snip, snip... etc.
Until, oops! Do you see what happened?
I snipped off the very end of my pastry bag! It plunged into the pot stuck fast to the little gnocchi!
Oh, yeah, and company will be here in an hour!
Bingo! Found it!
(It's stuck there on the right side of the gnocchi.)
Carry on, nothing more to see to here....and please don't tell the guests!