Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sweater Salvation

My mother knit a sweater for my birthday out of this beautiful pale green silk. She handed it to be with many apologies, because the neckline was about three feet across. I let it sit for a couple of months, just knowing there was a save for it, but having no idea what that might be.


Out of the blue it came to me yesterday--it should have come sooner because it was so obvious! A ribbon drawstring run around the neck opening!


I picked up the closest narrow ribbon and did it with a safety pin, no eyelets needed, and no measuring. The color choice was random, but I really like this black. Wearable!

17 comments:

Belle said...

Hilarious about the neckline being so big! But you saved it in good fashion.

Rachel said...

Better than wearable: beautiful! What a gifted mother/daughter team!

Mel said...

Oh I love your solution! It looks great!

Polly said...

And it now has a very pretty neckline!

Very Verdant said...

Great solution!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful alright. Wish my mother would knit one of those peasant sweaters for me!

...they call me mommy... said...

Beautiful!

Kelly said...

Clearly mother and daughter make a great team. I don't suppose there's any chance of a pattern, is there??

minivanlife said...

Wearable and very CUTE! Great idea!

Kathryn said...

Oh I really like the drawstring neckline, and what a divine color green...so pretty!

Lisateresa said...

An excellent idea.

Rebekah said...

Anna, you are a true problem solver! And no one will ever know (besides all of us, of course!) that it wasn't meant to be that way from the beginning!

Sarah said...

Very pretty! I love the drawstring. I think it is very stylish that way! Great idea!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

Awesome--looks SO feminine!

Funny--word verification--"Right"

Kimmie said...

What a beautiful gift and I bet your mum is smiling ;-)

That color looks beautiful on you Anna...so glad you found a way to be able to wear it and treasure the memory of the gift your mom made.

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

Angela said...

So great you could rescue the sweater so lovingly handmade for you. Your solution looks beautiful - the ribbon is a great contrast, and now the neckline is so feminine!

Hana said...

Wearable and inspirational! Now I rather want a sweater like this.

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