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!


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!