You can really tell a difference from the back view. First off, the hem is much more becoming than the ribbing. Great lesson learned... I'll never put ribbing that draws in on my bottom again. In addition, note the short rows I did on the back of the neck improve the fit through the shoulders. And most of all, you can see I've lost some weight - and from my giant ass, too. Wonders never cease.
Some of you may think the modifications are subtle, perhaps too subtle to warrant reknitting most of the sweater. I'd be interested to hear what you think. Please comment here if you have an opinion.
Now for my next trick: I finished the sleeve for the Augusta Cardigan from New England Knits. Love it! And best of all, it knits up quickly. I finished this sleeve knitted in less than a week.
I had a brainstorm while I was knitting and decided to figure out beforehand the exact row numbers for increases, decreases, and cable crosses. I wrote them down, used a row counter religiously, and found the whole process to be MUCH easier. Far better than having to count and remember that six - or is that five? or seven? - rows from now I need to decrease one stitch on each side. Now I just follow the directions.
I'm happy today, at least when it comes to my knitting, because I feel like I'm getting closer to my life's goal of making a sweater that actually fits. Between the practice, education, and your great support, I'm getting there, one cardigan at a time.