Time to check on the progress of my first guinea pig, er, cut-and-repair project, the Top Down Raglan.
But first, a PSA: Frisky would like to remind everyone that winter is for coziness:
Anyway, here's a shot of the saggy, baggy patient in the pre-op phase, ook:
The surgical team (comprised of me, along with my painfully honest family) recommended a complete neckline reconstruction and shoulder lift. You can view the gory details here.
After snipping, decreasing and binding off, I decided a collar might improve the situation. Here's how far I've gotten:
So far, so good. I like the way this looks.
Unfortunately, though, I got off to the wrong start on the first row so there is a nasty ridge at the join. It will have to be ripped out and reknit, but at this point in the saga that is small beans. I will get back to this for real this once the Christmas knitting settles down.
Speaking of Christmas knitting, I do have quite a bunch going that I can't show here. (If you are on Ravelry, go here and type "christmas2008" in the search box to view the current lineup.) I have to do things in spurts due to the presence of "prying eyes" in my house :) Thank goodness certain people do go to bed at some point.
Hope your knitting - holiday or otherwise - is going well. Know that I am busy Rav-stalking and queueing your projects, mwahaha!! (Except you, Kathy - yours are too hard!! LOL!)