Saturday, November 08, 2008

I May Have Missed My Calling...

...perhaps I should have gone into medicine rather than social science?

My latest surgical procedure: The Cotton Vest Reduction. Here's the patient pre-op:


Not too bad, but unfortunately it was just long enough (and being made of cotton, it stretched even more) that it clung to my least favorite body part, The Post-40 Lower Abdominal Area.

As Jo the Supernanny would say, "that is not acceptable."

So out with the shears:


And back onto the needles we go.


Is it just me, or is it a mystical experience to witness how knitting down looks just like knitting up? I DON'T GET WHY IT WORKS, BUT THANK GOD IT DOES.

So here's the finished product. Much cuter, don't you think?


I swear, my laundry room mirror doesn't look nearly that gross in real life...ook.

Quick - look over here! It's Pepe Le Pew!

5 comments:

Sonya said...

Wow, that is pretty amazing.

Katidids said...

That looks great on you!

Dianne said...

You're so brave to take scissors to knitwear! It looks great, though. Frisky make a wonderful Pepe!

Vivian said...

The vest came out very cute! I shortened sleeves once in the same manner, very scary moment to see all the loose ends hanging.

I downloaded some of the Frisky pictures, hope you don't mind. He's becoming quite a charactor on my screensaver.

Kathy said...

You are one Brave, Brave lady! It does look great in the after shot, however.

Love Frisky a la Pew!