Since I'm always such a fan of the instant gratification, it's a little disheartening to be able to show you only an inch or two of progress on my Ribby Cardi. I would really prefer to show you a FO. But there you have it.
I've knit about 7 1/2 inches on the waist and body. If you're following closely, or have knit your own Ribby Cardi, you have caught me. I nearly doubled the size of the waistband. I like my sweaters to fall below my hips (but without covering my behind) - so I find that if I add 2-3 inches to the body of the sweater, I'm usually a happier camper.
A note on this wool. It's wonderful souvenir wool from my trip to Bogota, Colombia this past Memorial Day weekend. It's handspun and a really rough fiber. I knew that when I bought it. I could have purchased softer yarns with less chaff spun into them, but I really liked this handspun. It's a natural color - a charcoal-grey-nearly-black wool straight from the sheep. Oddly enough, it's not nearly as dark as it looks in the photo, nor is it impossible to see when knitting as is the case with black or navy blue. I think the fact that it's an undyed natural wool helps. It doesn't seem to soak in all the light like a black hole. I can actually see my stitches just fine.
* I thought you'd all appreciate the gratuitous Wilma ceramic bank placement. I know you're all concerned about her so I'll give you a quick update. She's doing very well. Slowly but surely she's getting her strength back. I hide her medications inside a spoonful of canned dog food or a bit of cheese - otherwise known as the pill delivery device. She loves getting these extra special treats four times a day. She's sleeping more than usual, which is really saying something for an English Bulldog. Although she doesn't read my blog (at least to my knowledge), I'm 100% certain she appreciates all your concern!