The lace design, with its triangles and its switching between lace and solid, is perfect for simply switching out to all lace.
So that is what I am going to do. I will knit this little variation on bud lace for about the same length as the original designs 3 repeats and call it good. The bud lace is fast knitting. I really do hope to be done by Friday a.m.
It was a good plan for a full day. I think I do better and get more done when I lay out a specific plan of things to accomplish. There is something about lists and being able to stroke off the tasks as they are done. ( I might need to adopt this for all my knitting too) Most of the housecleaning is done, though the 2 rows of knitting did not work at all. Three or four rows of knitting and a cup of tea fits together just right.
A little knitting happened on a much ignored green sweater/vest that was taking up space on the dining room table too. It was nice to do a little of it, with its seed stitch and ribbing. I haven't worked on that since early in January. If all I did was work on it while waiting for stuff in the kitchen, it won't be long before that one is done too.
After what feels like a very long time between big finishes, I can see the end of three different large projects, Shetland, Purple and green.
I can see the end, but for 2 of these projects, it is the long view. Might be long, but it is in view. I'm good with that.