So the lacy knitting was frogged and I found a simpler design. This was really very, very easy and knitted up quickly over the course of about 10 evenings watching TV.
OK - it's very plain and a little boring, but I'm sure I'll get a lot of wear out of it when the cooler weather finally comes this autumn.
For the moment wearing as little as decently possible is the order of the day ... !
My next project will be my first real crochet project using kootoyoo's Granny Shrug pattern ... I'll be taking some yarn with me on my trip next week and hope to manage this without too many problems (and if not, I can always change my mind and start over!).