I retreated to knitting, which is going nicely. Not quite the usual way of asking for help but it works.
I think. The sweater is ready for a try on and that will happen this evening. If I know that the top works, the rest is easy.
I love how it is coming together. It is the Elfe by Astrid Schramm. The original has only 1 row of the multi colour yarn, but I am using 2 rows in each instance.
I am doing this because I have 2 skeins of the plain grays and 3 of the lovely multi coloured. It is complicated by the fact that these are not normally my colours. There is a little too much orange tones gold in it to really work close to my face. Using a doubled striping sequence, will also, I hope, even out the strong gray element in the strong multi. I was concerned that a single line of it would get lost. The other plus is that I can work as long as I need to in the lovely colours. Plenty of it.
Elfe is a T shirt style garment and that is what I planned at the start. I am debating sleeves should there be enough of the gray left. I am not 100% sure I want them, but I hate to let yarn go into the miscellaneous stash if I can use it up.
I am also thinking seriously about knitting another in cottons. Spring is close and I do have some really great linens and cottons and other yummy blends. The simple lines and relaxed shape of this t shirt make it a great project even without the stripes.