Finally got 'round to pinning and seaming the shoulders. I used mattress stitch for the cast-off edges, which usually looks invisible and isn't too difficult; unfortunately, the Roving is "delicate" (after all, it is roving) and doesn't like to be pulled too much--or else it breaks! So I've had to be extra careful. When its time to seam up the sides, I'm just gonna substitute another yarn in a similar color (that's what I did with the hats).
Once seamed, it was time for the band. I picked up stitches down the front sides and 'round the back for the collar. With over 200 stitches on my circular, the knitting is now slow going--very slow. I only have to work the ribbing for 5", but it takes a while to get through so many stitches. But I'll get through it 'cuz I ready to finish this project--sooooo ready to move on to something else.
There's yarn--brightly colored and fresh--calling my name. I heed the call . . . I'm comin'. Soon.