Faithful reader, do you know that I’ve only lived in Southern California for 9 years? I moved here from Chicago, where I grew up. (That is the reason for the ironical references to the bitter cold of the SoCal winters. It amuses me terribly that I am so cold now, when the thermometer registers any number under 72. And of course, in the summer, when it gets above 85? SWELTER!! Can you say spoiled rotten Callie girl?!!)
Anyhoo, I realized that all of my sweaters are aging terribly! How can this wearable artist emerge from her lair looking so dated? And yet, with only a few short weeks to wear sweaters, this thrifty non-consumer is not about to plunk down hundreds to re-stock the old closet. (unless you all want to go shoe shopping. Then all bets are off and I’m in!)
Funnel neck? How old is that?? Dragged it out to my studio, where I marked the center front from the top of the funnel to the hem, using my trusty white chalk. I then zig zagged on both sides of the chalk line, keeping close to the line without overlapping the stitching:
After cutting up the line, being careful not to clip too many stitches, I had a cardigan shape with a nice wide collar. Looking more modern by the minute!
Ahhhh. Now my winter wardrobe is coming up to speed!