I've been struggling with what to do with my Allegoro and at this point I feel like chucking it!
I didn't have enough brown yarn to do 1x1 rib on the bottom so decided to make it like the neckband which is 1 purl row then bind off only it won't lay flat and it flares out a bit.
You'd think I would have learned my lesson with the bottom, but I went ahead and did the neckband like the bottom and surprise surprise it won't lay flat either. I'm hoping it will block out but I have my doubts. . .
Since I do have white yarn left, I decided to rip the bottom back and add the 1x1 rib border like the pattern said to do in the first place. Since I'd bound off I couldn't get the stitches to unravel, so I've had to undo 1 stitch at a time. It's very slow and painful. After working on it for several hours on Saturday, I'd only gotten about half of them back on.
I did try it on after the bottom was done and it looks baggy and sloppy on me so I'm not sure how often I'll even wear this thing but I figure I should at least see what it looks like with the ribbing on the bottom.
Meanwhile, I drug out another quilt UFO because it has a "fall/back to school" look to it. I've had the fabric for a few years but just hadn't gotten around to working on it. It's a wall hanging from a Better Homes and Gardens calendar from 2006 and it uses 18 different fabrics! Thankfully I made fairly good notes on which were to be used in which blocks when I bought them but it still took a while for me to sort them out. I went through and numbered them which is what I should have done in the first place. . .
I got the center star and hourglass blocks cut out: