I have put down the SKB for now, as I am still pondering the fitting possibilites. Because I must knit, I have picked up the horribly neglected Suss Cousins cardigan wrap and its neverending k1p1 rib. I'm about a third of the way through the back now, and started my third ball of yarn tonight.
And (get ready to clap for me) I tried combination knitting for the first time. I carefully knitted so as to re-orient the legs of the stitches and—no surprise here—it's quicker and less stressful on the wrists and faster than plain continental. Go me!