Hahah! You thought I'd forgotten, eh? Well, okay... maybe I did a little bit. But not entirely! You see, I knit a swatch.
And then left it on the armrest of the couch for a week and a half.
But the overall point is that I blocked it. And it turned from a perfectly decent little piece of ribbed fabric to perhaps the most beautiful, light, fluffy slip of deliciousness I've ever made.
There is nothing quite like the look of freshly blocked ribbing: coaxed into soft vertical lines, expansive and forgiving like the best of old friends.
And now I'm really excited to cast on.
... at least, if I got gauge.