The bad news is that my husband had a brief attack of diarrhoea yesterday (I have learned to spell it) which set him back a bit. The good news is that Greek Helen will be here this evening, for a few days on her own; a great treat for us. And I made a good start on grip-getting yesterday.
As you imply, both Sarahs, it is important to take it in chewable amounts. I have begun with the piles of paper which surround my computer – January is income tax month, so I more or less have to begin there. This year’s innovation is to break the job into bite-sized pieces and write them down.
Knitting went well. The body is finished up to the armholes, 8% of K left on waste yarn at each armhole, the calculation done as to how many stitches to cast on for the sleeve. That means I have moved on from the Spring to the Summer issue of Knitter’s 2000, where Meg revisited the EPS in four episodes. That really feels like progress.
And thanks for the help with my vague floundering about the Japanese yarn. You mean that book by Pam Dawson, Hat? That one was a Big Step Forward in my knitting history. I found the overblouse you mention. It is presented with variations. There are possibilities there.
I feel I own “Knit Real Shetland”, Lol. The cover looks awfully familiar. But LibraryThing doesn’t credit me with it (that’s not conclusive; I’m behind with entering new books there, as with much else) and it’s not where it ought to be on the shelf (with the other Jamieson books) or here in the pile of new arrivals.
In any event, I found the Viking shirt on good old Ravlery and it is interesting too.
My sister has entered the story by saying that she would wear the Japanese shirt if I finished it. So that’s a possibility, although it doesn’t get past the difficulty that I feel I am utterly bogged down.
The thing is to finish Ed’s Gardening Sweater, and then try knitting more of the shirt and see how it goes. Meanwhile continuing to flounder about in the overblouse/loose tee area. I want something part of which, at least, can be knit in the round so that I can have one-row stripes. Something big enough to wear a shirt underneath.