Tuesday, December 11, 2007


The buttons for my mom's Wicked came in yesterday. I was worried about them not arriving in time and they showed up two mailing days after I ordered them! So my mom will get her very belated 50th birthday gift (oh, didn't I mention that in my last post? Yeah, this gift is almost 8 months late... oops) on Sunday at our family's Christmas party. Hopefully I'll remember to take pictures!

Next up:
Knitwear Surgery. There are some things in my knit wardrobe that, while I really like, need some modifications. They will go under the knife soon. What am I changing? Well, since you asked...

This will be lengthened in the body and sleeves. And I may omit the the ribbed cuffs and hem and throw in a purl row instead. Nothing against ribbing, but it just isn't working for me on this sweater, and since I'm already going to be removing the hem and cuffs to lengthen it, why not change it?

Next is a big modification. One that's not actually a modification at all.

This is getting frogged. And re-knit. It is simply too small. Plus the neckline is too wide. Aggressive blocking has not helped. Wearing it has not helped. It is too small. I'm not too worried though, because it was knit on US 10.5 needles and won't take too long to re-knit. And I do love the sweater as well as the buttons, so lets git 'er done!

This lovely thing is great except for one small part

The turtleneck/cowl has relaxed just enough to resemble a bib. I will be re-knitting the turtleneck/cowl with a US 9 needle (it was originally knit on a 10.5).

This pile of coziness (it is a VERY warm sweater) needs a new neck.

I'm not sure how I'll do it, or if it will work (the neck is the cast-on edge), but it needs to change. I'm thinking rollneck?

This needs new buttons

The current ones are too heavy, stick out a bit too much, and are too many in number. I'm thinking wooden buttons, and I'm thinking of only sewing on a button at every other button spot. Don't know how that will work though.

This needs longer arms

...just maybe an inch will work.

These need shorter palms

and this is too big!

I'm going to re-knit it on US 6 needles because I really like the hat otherwise.

Whew! I have a lot ahead of me!

1 comment:

bek said...

So apparently you have so much work that you had to post this twice :) Looking forward to seeing the results -- and if you are patient enough, could you post progress/method shots? I'm interested in seeing how you actually go about altering an FO. (However, I'm intimately familiar with the frog-and-start-over process.) And could you let me know about the white merino yarn? I think that I might start your gift sometime within the next couple weeks...