A lovely, generous gift of perfect red lace weight wool and cashmere from last year. Lying dormant in the stash.
Add the Singer, card 12 on tuck and another stole is born.
And speaking of learning curves, I did go back and fix up the minor irritations on the Ingenue jumper. I unpicked all 3 cast off hems (2 sleeves and the body), knitted up 2 extra repeats of the ridges stitch pattern with the smaller needle and recast off more tightly. Much improved.
And then I re-blocked it, less severely and now it is a better fit and the neck a little smaller and basically it's pretty close to perfect. So you know, persistence pays yet again.