In the meantime, the lady next to him (selling - from memory - flamboyant floral assemblages)had made it known, through him, that she was interested in ordering a similar jacket in shades of grey. So back to work! And here, a year later, is the new grey version. (I didn't hear back from the flower lady but she has certainly provided the inspiration to keep moving SLOWLY!
grey crochet jacket (wool, silk, cotton)
with remodelled knitting pin