However, I got the berry stitch and the decreases to behave themselves! Yay! Good Lord, I should have been finished with the back piece of this jumper DAYS ago. I guess the train isn't running on time. (There. Dreadful train allusion. We may all rest easy.)
In between fights with berry stitch, I've been trying to decide what I want to do with my random former-sweater black merino. Do I want to make it into a lacy sweater? Do I want it to be a shawl? Do I want it to be a shawl with beads? The idea of a shawl with beads is enticing, but I'm not sure I'd enjoy knitting one. I also can't find my teeny tiny crochet hook. I wanted to see if it'll fit through beads. I think it will, it's that teeny. It's apparently so teeny that it can't be seen with the naked eye right now, though.
I really need a better system for storing my needles and hooks. Right now everything straight is in a mug, and everything with a cable is hung over a dowel that is actually part of an embroidery frame. It's not very efficient.