Okay - I finished my black cardigan. As you know, during the knitting, I was running out of black wool. No problem, I had some grey alpaca that came to the rescue for some hems of the sleeves and bottom. Then there was the front bands issue - I did not have enough black for it, so I went with the grey alpaca, and to make it interesting, decided on a ruffly front, since the angles of the front would play havoc with a folded hem. I finished it up on the weekend, and the ruffles looked okay - pretty much what I expected them to look like. Then, I started digging in the stash for my next sweater project - what to make, what to make it from. I had ideas for patterns, now I needed to look for yarn. So I did. and guess what I found? Yup. Another hank of the black. Enough to do proper bands. If I don't use it, I will go into an oddball area of the stash, destined to sit forever or be given away.
So what do you think? Leave the ruffled front? Or remove them, and use the plain black, for a more streamlined look?
(And yes, I did start another project - well, actually two new projects...)