This rather odd-looking thing is my test/sample/swatch of a ruffle from Melissa Leapman that I saw on Knitty Gritty. It's a k3 p3 rib, then when you've got enough ruffle you k3tog and p3 tog to make the ruffle do its thing. Then I changed colors, did some stockinette, then tried an I-cord bind-off that I saw in the book Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee.
The scan doesn't show the true colors, but I'm O.K. with that.