I’ve had in-laws visiting for the last five days, so I’ve been hiding in plain sight by working on things. I was so …uh, crazed that I finished off two things since last Wednesday.
The first is a child-size Anthropologie capelet. It was supposed to be grown-up sized, but I didn’t realize that I’d grabbed too-small needles until it was too late. It’s made with one ball of Red Heart Bijou in Diamond, and the button is vermeil with pink and purple enamel my daughter picked out at our LYS. She picked it out quite a while ago, just never had “the most perfect” thing to put it on.
The next is a halter top made with Sapphire Glitterspun; the pattern is from Woman’s Day Quick & Easy Knit and Crochet Ideas. I’m pretty happy with it, and think it would make a nice night out/party type top.
Now here’s my problem and question: In the last year I’ve lost about 50lbs and have gone from a 14 to a 4 and I still make things with the bigger-me in mind. This top is probably about a size 10, I guess. Now, is there anything I can do short of ripping it out and starting over that I can do? Can I seam it up on a sewing machine and trim off excess or would that be stupid? I was also thinking of getting a ribbon and lacing up the back corset-style.
So, knitting smarties that know more than me (oh, heck – anybody!), what do I do?
Either way – thanks for looking!