And there they sat. Through the fall, Christmas and into the new year. This weekend, My Mother's voice saying 'enough is enough' came to mind. I couldn't let them sit on top of the dresser forever and unless I stopped saying 'I want to fix those some day' that is exactly what would happen. So off my doff I got and into my needle kit I went.
The Noro Vest,
The back neck stitches had also been cast off as per pattern. I un-did them and sewed the live stitches to the back in a curving, quarter moon fashion that gives me a looser and wider back neck. Much more comfortable.
The mohair vest, machine knit last spring,
The repair I had in mind for this piece was to sew and cut on the diagonal, from bottom front corner to seamed shoulder then with left-over yarn, knit a rolling edge along the front to finish it off. But, luckily, when I stood in front of the mirror to see exactly what needed to happen, I realized the light-weight mohair was so malleable that I could simply fold it back to where I wanted it and tack it down. Easy! And I am all about easy.
Two repairs done. Friday night and Saturday afternoon. What took me so long to get started?
The next repair will take longer. The bottom sweater in the dresser pile is my Sit-Com Cardi. The crew-shaped neck always wants to turn back/under into a 'V' shape so I have decided to let it have it's way. I will re-do the neck as a 'V' neck. Also, I seem to have grown a bit as the sweater now strikes me as being too short. My leftover, half- ball of yarn I will use to lengthen the sweater.
I sense a lot of ripping back before this repair can begin. Don't look for it soon.