The ruffle is stocking stitch with increases every sixth row, and garter stitch for 6 rows at the outside edge. It is less flouncy than I thought, but I think that is fine for now.
I need four really interesting buttons for the holes you can see. I have started the sleeves, but was so busy yesterday I did not get much done (I meant to post this last evening!).
I started the day well with a quick grocery run, followed by a slow and thorough visit to the Y. Then after lunch I hosted a nuno-felting session for Jane... forgot to take the after photo...
That took us to dinner, and AT THE SAME TIME.... (they always write knitting patterns like that) I had the football game on, and watched the Bears kill the Falcons. Bye Bye Seattle.
The day was good. Until we discovered that there was a weird noise (ignored for a while) then a weird burning smell (not so easy to ignore) and we concluded our furnace was doing something wonky, so we turned it OFF and went to bed (with extra quilts).
This morning, I am really impressed with the level of insulation in our home.... it is 65F (17C) and this is impressive as it is 8F (-14C) outside! After this cup of coffee and this posting, I will be calling our furnace guy! Keep warm.