EPS* is only several inches of boring stone colored stockinette, not too attractive or interesting, but still growing, perhaps a little too slowly. There have been other knitting distractions, but even so EPS has had almost daily attention, just not been the main attraction. Renewed interest came about when Susan helped me find a fourth color for the yoke and sleeve patterns; a gold that will add a bit of spark to the other colors. Silky Wool colors have so much depth and this group should work nicely together.
To test the colors, add a little more interest and get this project into full gear, I cast on for a sleeve (instead of a sock). The body of the sweater is 236 st. and 20% of that is 47. Rounding up to an even number gave me 48 st. to cast on, which is also perfect for a picot edging (being divisible by 4). The picot edge was knit in red and the rest of the hem with the main color. Patterning
should could ensue immediately, however....a confession is in order. The patterns for the sleeves and yoke have yet to be found, decided upon, or thought through (in more than just a passing way). I need to get a plan in place, because the sleeve is stuck here, in limbo, until I'm ready. Poor sleeve.
At the moment the vision for the sleeve is about 6" of colorwork just after the cuff, with some of the same patterns mimicked in the yoke. Figuring out where to start is a bit daunting. I must keep the faith that this will all work out in the end (and get busy). Fortunately, I have Alice Starmore's rare book, Charts for Colour Knitting, which should help with ideas and pattern inspiration. Time to get busy and just do it, make a plan.
*Elizabeth's Percentage Sweater from The Opinionated Knitter.