Sunday, January 2, 2011

A perfect fit

I know, I know... most of you were immensely skeptical that I could fix the sweater I made for my boyfriend for Christmas - and I don't blame you. The sweater, despite my best efforts, was too long and too big by a very long shot.


I spent the week between Christmas and New Years in an mighty quest to fix this sweater. I cut, cropped, added, subtracted, persevered, and prayed - my toil and trouble paid off. As Tom said when he pulled this work of love and hope over his head, "It's a perfect fit." (Click on the picture twice for a larger view; the sweater still needs to be blocked, but you'll get the idea.)


I've taken pictures of everything I did - and it was a lot. I'll document my efforts here in the next day or two. But tonight, I'm just celebrating. Whew!

11 comments:

  1. Fantastic job Julie, Tom looks great in the sweater. I'm suitably impressed!
    Lor xx

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  2. Oh Julie, what a wonderful job you did on the sweater. You should be very proud of yourself. The pattern is lovely.

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  3. You did it!!!
    The scissors scared me, but you measured , snipped and stitched and now Tom is beaming brightly at his new gift!
    Kudos! t_a

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  4. Good going, Julie! It'll be fun to read the details, but the smile on his face really says it all ;)

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  5. Great job!

    You'd never know it underwent surgery!

    You are definitely the boss of your knitting!

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  6. You're quite the surgeon! I've been reading your blog for a while and am so impressed with the effort you put into your knitting.

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  7. totally impressed! WELL done! He looks great!
    Jo-Anne (goingforcoffee on ravelry)

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  8. Julie,
    I was sure I had left a comment days ago, but it isn't here. Waaaah!

    The sweater looks great!!! I would never have believed it could be done successfully, but YOU DID IT!!! Tom looks so happy!
    I know you are an excellent knitter, but now I am a True Believer in your 'fixing' talents as well!
    You are impressive!!!

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  9. I bow to your superior sweater-fixings ability.
    (Do you take jobs on contract then?)

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  10. I think the fact that it was alpaca was part of the size problem. The two alpaca sweaters I have made seemed to continue to grow long after they were blocked. Good work on the mods and the photos of the process

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