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February 20, 2006

Knitting Olympics: Day 11

It's decision time -- time for you, Olympic Viewer, to voice your opinion.  As I spiral round and round the body of my Tubey several thoughts popped into my head.  Should I add color to the bottom of Tubey?  Should I change the scale of the ribbing?

Don't worry, nona's far too old for the mid-drift look, I'm still knitting!

Decision #1: Color

  1. Keep the body in one, solid color
  2. Continue in the body color until there are about 4-6 inches left and then finish the bottom of the body in the stripe pattern.

Decision #2: Ribbing

  1. Knit the entire body in the k3, p1 ribbing
  2. Switch to a wider rib -- probably k7, p1 -- for the last 4-6 inches of the body.

The polls are open!

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I don't know about ribbing, but I'm all for stripes :)

Posted by: Mags | Feb 20, 2006 11:31:00 PM

I vote for option number 2. My personal opinion is that unless you have something to show, do not use stripes since they do demand more attention:)

Posted by: katie | Feb 20, 2006 11:33:33 PM

I'd go for Decision #1: Stripes - I was going to say solid, but it would be a shame to have the stripes on the sleeves looking all lonely. But I would keep them right at the bottom.
Decision 2: Stickwith k3 p1 ribbing - esp if you do go with the stripes - otherwise I think it could look a little busy.

Looking good - hope you're enjoying it.

Posted by: Anne | Feb 20, 2006 11:55:32 PM

Ahh, a pivotal moment for our Olympian. With a gold medal riding on it, there's no time for extensive deliberation or re-knitting if you change your mind. Tough call, but I think you should boldly go for option 2 in both cases. I think that would tie the look of the sleeves and the body together nicely.

Posted by: Laura | Feb 20, 2006 11:58:31 PM

Your Tubey looks great, I really like the colours you chose for it. For the decisions: 1. stripes, 2. If stripes I would continue ribbing as you began it, (sorry for the grammar ;-))Olympic Greetings Irisine

Posted by: Iris | Feb 21, 2006 12:27:44 AM

I vote solid body, same rib til the end. I looks great as is, why make it busier?

Posted by: Debi | Feb 21, 2006 2:06:28 AM

I'd go with both the stripes and the wider rib at the bottom to keep the symmetry of the sweater. Either way it'll be great!

Posted by: Annie | Feb 21, 2006 3:25:07 AM

Colour = 2
Ribbing = 1

(just personal preference - feel free to do your own "thang"!)

Posted by: AmyP | Feb 21, 2006 3:33:10 AM

If the sleeve ends had wider ribbing, then I would copy that rib for the end of the sweater. Otherwise, I vote to keep the ribbing as is. Since women's hips are their widest point, adding stripes at the hem would accentuate that & make them look wider. Unless you really have no hips, I think it would ruin your proportions.... (Opinions are like assholes - everyone has one, and they are all different.)

Posted by: Dianna | Feb 21, 2006 4:08:16 AM

1 & 1 - more slimming but you don't seem to need that effect.

Posted by: Marina | Feb 21, 2006 4:12:15 AM

I'll go for some stripes, not sure bout the ribbing.
It looks like you'll bring home the gold medal ;)

Posted by: yuvee | Feb 21, 2006 4:20:02 AM

I vote for plain, no stripes. I've done mine plain and love it and the versions I've seen striped don't do a lot for me. As for changing the ribbing, I can't really visualise what it would add, so say keep it as it. Ignore as you wish!

Posted by: Mary | Feb 21, 2006 4:33:27 AM

For one thing, I'm almost catching up to you, so I no longer feel totally inferior!

I think the stripes would be better higher up, to go with the arm stripes, so at this point, I'd skip 'em. As for the changing ribbing, it could be done. Why do you want to do that, though? I'm not sure what the effect would be. Less clingy?

Posted by: jessie | Feb 21, 2006 4:38:47 AM

I personally think adding stripes to the bottom is really un-flattering to the the thinnest waistline.

Not sure why you're wanting to switch ribbing, do you want it to flare out more?

Posted by: Mandie | Feb 21, 2006 5:20:05 AM

I vote for the stripes but I think they should be a little higher up also! If you don't want to rip back I would say no!

As far as the ribbing, I am not sure. I would match the sleeves if you changed the ribbing there too!

Posted by: Kristi | Feb 21, 2006 5:31:22 AM

Far as I'm concerned, that sweater's already medalled. Love it! I'd go for solid color, change the ribbing near the bottom. I don't think you can go wrong, whatever options you choose.

Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) | Feb 21, 2006 5:42:13 AM

I am thinking stripes on the body. Actually if it was for myself...I would have done the stripes right under the bustline...it accentuates the smallest part on a womans body. What ever you decide, I know it will look great!

Posted by: Carolyn | Feb 21, 2006 5:48:58 AM

Well, I wouldn't accentuate my hips with stripes, but you look like you could pull it off. I like the ribs just the way they are. It looks great!

Posted by: Sockbug | Feb 21, 2006 5:56:04 AM

nona, I would like to see the rib change to larger , would mimic bell of sleeves, but stripe on bottom may call attn to hip line, and divide body in not-flattering way, unless you wear pants/skirt with it that match hip-stripe.

Posted by: nona-friend the oldest | Feb 21, 2006 6:18:51 AM

I think decision 1 would finish it off nicely.

Posted by: Micky | Feb 21, 2006 6:22:11 AM

I would keep it in one color and the ribs the same way. I think. It looks great so far!

Posted by: kimberly | Feb 21, 2006 6:28:55 AM

I vote for option #1. But either way would probably look nice.

Posted by: Kim | Feb 21, 2006 6:34:25 AM

i would add some stripes... they look so nice in the arms!

but I don't know about the ribing. i inhibit myself :)

Posted by: betty | Feb 21, 2006 6:54:49 AM

No stripes around the middle! You look great in the picture, but speaking for myself, I don't want a lot of attention there, which the stripes would create. For the same reason, do not change the ribbing pattern. The stripes on the arms and the neckline will draw the eye upward, which is preferable!

Posted by: sherry | Feb 21, 2006 6:55:08 AM

If I were making this for myself, I would not put stripes at the bottom of the body (higher on the waistline could be a possiblity for me though) and I'd keep the ribbing the same throughout - extra stuff at the bottom would only serve to draw attention to my "trouble" spot. ;-) Slim Nona doesn't appear to have that particular problem so I think you could go either way and still end up with a fabulous sweater.

Posted by: Vicki | Feb 21, 2006 7:15:43 AM

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