I hold the skein under my armpit, just like in the Old days when no time could be lost and Icelandic men and women where knitting when going from one farm to another or, especially the men, when working around in the fields.
It was much easier than I thought to walk and knit all together because when you look at your knitting or your feet, you look in the same direction. Also, knitting helped me to keep a slow and regular rythme, very important when guiding a group.
On the other hand, knitting a sweater is not something that I would recommend:socks or mittens would be more appropriate. The body was really heavy to knit and I had to knit sitting, as usual, to knit the yoke. The sweater is of course named after Fimmvörðuháls and the pattern will be published next year in a book from US editor Voyageurs Press.