As promised, here are the pictures of my KIP’s.
Aibhlinn – about 3″ done. I decided to make half as many bobbles than the original pattern. Figured I’d use less yarn that way.
Forbes Forest – about 17″ done.
I’ve used most of a skein of Gems Merino. I figure that when the first skein is done, I’m half way thru. Even tho I have to use the chart for every row, it’s still a “soothing” kind of knitting. Cable here, popcorn there. Very enjoyable.
The ribbing and roll at the end of the sleeves (both of them) took me about 3.5 hours. I wouldn’t call that “fast” knitting.
The ribbing takes time to drop the stitches and then manually re-hook them up. And the lighting, where I work, is crummy. I have an Ott light that my Mom bought me and will put it behind me today, while I work. Should make it a bit easier.