In fall 2005 "someone" (*cough* Heather *cough*) told me that Mission Falls was going out of business. I had fallen in love with their worsted weight superwash wool so I bought enough to make three sweaters (for the record they were going out of business but are back now). I made Tempting exactly a year ago but decided against making any more sweaters until I'd gotten down to my goal weight. Since I'm almost there (10 more pounds to go!!) I decided to knit Tubey with wool purchased specifically for that pattern. After working at it for a little over a week I am now done the first tube (the arms and back) and ready to start the body. But I am suffering indecision regarding the striping of the body so I wanted to get some feedback.
Arms at sides
Look! I can fly!!
So, as you can see, I did three stripes just above the elbow. I still have a little over two balls of purple and a little less than two balls of the blue (and lots of the cream). Initially I had been thinking about doing the upper portion in cream and introducing the stripes around my waist but now I'm concerned about the corset effect. This is my first time working with stripes so I'm apprehensive that the end result will look terrible. Any thoughts on this matter would help greatly.