This sweater sat in the box to go to Goodwill for quite a while. It was a little tight and had a small stain right in the middle.
But then I wanted a cardigan, so out it came. I cut up the front middle of it, pinned the raw edges under and finished them off with a serged-looking stitch. And then, possibly without even trying it on, I threw it in my closet where it sat for a few months (maybe I lost my inspiration? wasn’t sure what to wear with it? the weather wasn’t cold enough?).
And then, last week, I didn’t know what to wear. I thought it would be nice if I had something to pair with a sweet, fluttered, sleeveless top I bought over the summer. After some scrounging through my closet I found my up-cycled cardigan!
It was perfect! And the best part? That evening while helping my parents settle in at our house (they were in town for Christmas), I told my mom the story behind it. She had just thought it was a cardigan I had bought. Yay for passing the mom test!
Now to go find some more sweaters to cut up!