Done. Almost done. Getting there.
The Ribbeb Bikini top was a breeze to knit up. Definitely can be finished in a day. The yarn from Elann, Schoeller's Winter Cotton, is a perfect sub for the GGH Samoa. The direction calls for knitting the midriff band in the round but I opted not to do it that way because I was afraid it would result in being either too tight or too loose. I wanted control over the fit so it was knitted as a flat piece and has a criscross lacing closure on the back. I used the yarn and laced it like you would shoe laces. It's on to the pants now.