Progress report on Geiger: I've finished the back and begun work on one of the fronts. This is taking a while, largely because if you blink while knitting a section you find yourself having to rip back before you can start again. Sometimes you don't grasp how a technique works until you have got to the end of the process and then the rows at the start of the process look off. This is not a forgiving pattern.
You can see certain elements of the pattern quite clearly here. Notice how the pattern shifts by inserting extra stitches in the centre and decreasing them at the side. This apparently creates a tailored look to the back.
I was rather surprised that the back ended in a straight cast-off without any shoulder or neck shaping. We'll have to see how this works out. I'm probably more than half way through now, although the front band involves a good deal of finicky work.
When I say that I've had to rip back some sections, this is as nothing to the usual form in my knitting group. A keen knitter arrived last week with a whole top and most of the front of another and spent the session unravelling both. She did not like the colour of one and had realised that she would run out of wool on the other. It would be true to say of some of these knitters that they always have some knitting on the needles but never finish anything. Some of them knit the same yarn several times which at least saves money, I suppose. Each to their own.