Yes, I know I could work this out at the computer, but the truth is that it's much more pleasant to lean back on the sofa with a(n oversized) sheet of paper in the warm sunshine. Unfortunately, it's only warm because it's coming through the window, but at least it's something.
While this is going on, I'm continuing to work on and off on my jacket with the double-knitted pockets. There's already one in existence, on Isabel's back out in Seattle, where she's spending a few days visiting a major tech company. I'm at the stage where I'm "grading" this design, i.e. working out the numbers for different sizes. This is not the fun part for me. I'm on the petite side, just like Isabel. So, I have difficulty coming to grips with anything much over a size 40" chest. Most publications these days want patterns written in a wide range of sizes. It makes me nervous when I work on really large sizes. I worry that the proportions won't translate easily. I try to design my patterns in such a way that they can be tried on and adjusted as the work progresses, and I hope that knitters are really doing that and not just charging full steam ahead.
I've adopted Meg's method of working out the numbers for seamless sweaters.
This fuzzy photo shows the CO numbers for a size 36 1/4" jacket. I do a separate page for each size, then staple them all together. Then I can make additional notes on each page as things progress. In addition, I make a chart/cover page summarizing vital statistics like back neck width, armhole depth, etc. Low tech, but it works for me.
Nothing remarkable to show in the way of knitting just now, so I'll show off the spring bulbs beginning to open up in my front garden,
and the Wolfe Island Ferry surging over the lake in front of the video rental store where I was returning "The Return of the King".
There's nothing like sunshine sparkling on open water for generating feelings of happiness.