I am glad so many of you liked the cookie recipe. I had no idea that it came from an oatmeal canister!!
When I get done with a project, the key word is D O N E. Never to return! But sometimes we have to revisit our projects to make improvements.
I made a sweater for my great (in so many ways!) niece last Christmas. When she tried it on, she and her mom asked if they could return it for a bigger size, since they couldn’t tell right away that I made it. Once they realized it was handmade, they said that it fit perfectly, but I knew that Erika was disappointed in the sleeve length. I told them both that it would be an easy fix and I had a whole, untouched skein of yarn left over. But they didn’t want me to go to the trouble. However, they finally admitted defeat and asked me to lengthen the sleeves. With fall in the air and school starting soon, the time was NOW!
I threw in a piece of yarn so I could rip back.
Length added — about 2 inches I think. It should fit better!
As long as I was at it, I decided to fix my Hitofude. I had just worn it and it bugged me yet again that the sleeve “seams” have no give whatsoever. They are joined using a 3-needle bind off and there just isn’t any stretch at all. I tug and nothing happens.
So, I threaded a small needle through each side of the bind off before unzipping the seam (not going all the way to the armpit or to the outside edge). That way I did not have to try to catch two sets of teeny live sts at the same time. It actually worked. For both sleeves! I joined them with a stretchy 3-needle bind off, that doesn’t look very good, but works better. To add stretch, I did a k1 (k1, k these 2 sts tbl) but going through both layers at the same time.
The most amazing thing is that I found the leftover yarn for both of these redo’s. Awesomeness!!!
PS – someone on Ravelry was discussing my Hito and pondering grafting the sleeve seams instead of the 3-needle bind off or its variations. I did graft the seams on my Sweet Dreams Hito and it worked fine. You really don’t need structure there. I just didn’t feel like taking the time to graft my gray Hito. Call me lazy!!