There was a question in the comments after my last post, asking about my bind off on the body. I just did a standard bind off below the ribbing although I did bind off purl wise (I think it looks better than binding off knit wise and I really don’t like binding off in pattern). I’m always really careful to work my bind off loosely, but I know some people who find they bind off too tightly will go up a couple of needle sizes for the bind off. You wouldn’t have to change both needles, just the one in your right hand (assuming you knit Western style, from left to right). Learning how loose to make the bind off takes a little bit of practice, but I’ve learned how it should feel for my own knitting. Unfortunately, this isn’t something that can be photographed.
The new brick is going up now and we’re loving how it looks. I’ll get some pictures this weekend. If the delivery people will cooperate (the load of sand was three days late), things should be finishing up in a couple of weeks. I know this was something that needed doing, but the actual doing of it has not been fun. I’ll be glad when everything is all done and there’s not a port-a-loo in my yard!
Have a great weekend!