Making a Sweater Worth Using
Last winter I bought this sweater for DK at a store. I chose a size larger than the baby would fit out of thrift and my eyes told me that neckline was too small. As it turns out this 12 month sized sweater was a challenge to get over the large headed 5 month old baby boy. One of the disadvantages of being a knitter and not knitting your own baby’s sweater is having to face the reality of a poorly sewn together sweater. I have been quite spoiled with customizing baby knits.
After cramming this sweater over his head too many times I knew it had to be adjusted. I intended to take some time to open up that neckline to make better use of this sweater. Alas the mom brain 5 months postpartum didn’t quite give me the creative energy to hack a speedy solution. The sweater was set aside to be worked on later. Later was a few weeks ago. I spent an afternoon sorting the girls' winter clothes and decided to organize the baby clothes. In my work I was reminded of my initial plan. This sweater really is adorable, worth using again. I decided to really take a look at this sweater to determine the reality of my vision. While the baby napped I set to work.