...another step back. Just a quick post to say I was wrong about ribbing minimizing the gauge problem when switching from knitting in the round to knitting back and forth. Six rows into it, it was obvious I needed to 1) use much smaller needles and 2)pay a lot more attention to tension. So...ribbit I did, and went two needle sizes down.
No stalling allowed! I want to conquer this problem and move on to the other "marinating" projects I've tucked away.
And now back to my regularly scheduled knitting.