Tying Up Some Loose Ends

Or more like weaving them in.

I was excited to jump on the bandwagon and knit up a Puerperium Cardigan of my own, and even more thrilled when I had the idea of using up some leftover yarn to create a little striped garment (leftover yarn from Placket Neck Sweater and Tugboat Coat).

Now I can't say this was my first time doing stripes, but I do think this may have been the first striped garment I've knit that is not worked in the round.  It's shocking how much time is added to a project when you are switching colors every other row.  It will definitely have me thinking twice before the next time I just want to do some stash busting.

And now, although the needles have been put away, I'm left with may ends to weave in.  I tried out a couple different joins on this project.  Some ends I just left out, waiting for me to weave them in.  But I also utilized the Russian join and the back join.   I have to say, I don't think I have developed a favorite.  How do you tackle stripes/ new color joins/ weaving in ends?

ps- for more info on different joins, check out the TECHknitter's post here.