I totally have the same problem it sucks so much sometimes. I like how the rat tail lacing looks because more shows... but i like the loop of the ribbon more. Maybe a thinner width of ribbon would be a in between soloution.
I do beleive i need a slap on the hand for not updating, but we had internet problems. Anywho so im done with my small, medium is pending, and large will be started when i arrive back home. I hope my partner likes it.