Thanks, MerigoldinWA, that photo's beautiful work. I'll see if I can get my hands on "Knitting Ganseys."
I seem to have little patience with existing patterns. Somehow I always have other ideas, and then have to try to figure out how to make them happen. But I'm still a near-beginner, so every time I pick up the needles I have to learn something new. It's great, but doesn't lead to a lot of finished pieces! My husband has finally quit saying, "What are you knitting?" Now, he says, "I know, it isn't anything, just let me know when it's something, okay?"