Except for the ripping back to change the ribbing. Here’s where I was:
See the big ball of yarn? That’s what is used with the red yarn for alternating stripes. The small banded yarn is what is left from the ribbing. But, I want to add ribbing to the other bottom edge. And there is no way that banded yarn will cover the edge. Now, I just purchased that yarn recently, so I could likely find the same dye lot and buy enough to finish it. But, I am trying hard to not buy more! Especially when I have that huge skein, plus more, of the yarn that has sat in my stash for over 12 years! So, I ripped.
And here is the piece reknit and seamed, just waiting to add the bottom ribbed edge.
Now, am I sad to lose the solid gray ribbing? Yes, I really liked the contrast between the ribbed edge and the stripes. But, I don’t hate the tweedy look, so it’s all good. Except, when I redid the ribbing I forgot I didn’t do a straight rib, I had done a right side knit row with a purl 2, knit 1 on wrong side row. And of course when I redid the ribbing I did knit 2, purl 1 ribbing. Gah! Oh well, it’s still all good.
Hopefully today I get the bottom edge ribbed and maybe a detail on the neckline to finish it off and prevent too much curl. I am hoping to wear it to knitting on Wednesday to celebrate my birthday! We do a birthday lunch for the celebrant and it’s my turn this week! I get to choose my favorite restaurant and someone makes a sweet treat to share with the group while at knitting. Can’t wait!
Now it’s time to check out Frontier Dreams to see how crafting is going for others.