I chopped off the rib intending to wash and stretch the wool and knit a smaller rib.
Pondered over a balaclava
but then realised I could just knit a smaller rib in another colour yarn that was ready to go.
Below is some handspun that I picked up at Wonderful Wool Day in Oswestry.
I just made up the pattern as I went along.
I'm now fully equipped for winter.