A stitch in time………….

big 2Inspiration struck yesterday as I was people watching.
Baggy was ‘in’, right?

My jumper didn’t shrink in the wash, neither did it stretch, but it would definitely keep me warm which was the original object of the exercise.
I’d darned everything in and it was a neat tidy job, one of my best in fact.
The sleeves were too long, the body too wide, but then so were hundreds of jumpers I’d seen yesterday.
I didn’t have the heart to unpick it.

So, I turned the sleeves up by the depth of the ribbing, thus reducing the length by two inches, sewing them into place and producing a proper ‘cuff’.
One of the things about me and long-sleeved jumpers is that I am always pushing my sleeves up and the cuffs stretch.
At least this way they are sewn and should keep their shape.
OK, the sleeves are still a little too long, BUT if it becomes too much of an issue, I can always put elastic in the ‘turn up’ and have sleeves that drape rather than droop!

baggy jumper

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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1 Response to A stitch in time………….

  1. scifihammy says:

    I love comfy jumpers. Hope it keeps you nice and snug through the coming winter. 🙂
    Sadly, I will soon have to put away my comfort jersey – till May.

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