Hee hee, I admit the title is a bit gruesome... but that's what it is. Some finished sweaters from the 90's just screamed to be frogged (one looked frumpy and another too short/wide). And after some rework, here's the before & after shots.
The first one is a vest I knitted without a pattern, which explains why it looks kinda frumpy... I tore out the button band and replaced with a ribbed edging. I think it can now be worn to work over a crisp white shirt. I love the preppy look!
The second is a sweater which miraculously used to fit me back in uni (the baggy look was in). People usually grow sideways but for some reason, when I tried it on in 2005, my midriff shows! I certainly did not grow taller... very strange indeed. Since I am too old to bare my belly, I frogged it and followed a very old Vogue Knitting pattern (1996) by Joan Vass. There was just enough yarn to make it long enough (sorry about the picture, it's a bit dark but shows the fit well enough).
Thank you for all the nice comments on Mr. T!! My sister has asked me to knit Mr. T II and since I have 2 sisters (trying to be fair), I plan to knit the rabbit for the other sister.
Also, I'm close to finished another baby present for another friend. She has chosen not to find out the gender of the baby so I picked a bright baby blanket that hopefully won't be too girlie or boyish. I'm having a headache trying to block/flatten the blanket... it's all shrivelled up right now. Lesson learnt: Block the pieces before attaching them!!