Doesn't everyone have a favorite sweater, one that is so very soft and ever so cuddly warm? This is mine. It is 100% cashmere and made by Herman Geist. I love anything Herman Geist. I don't think I own anything that is as soft and lovely feeling as this very mundane gray sweater. I have had it for quite a few years and don't want to give it up. Unfortunately it was starting to fall apart. The hip and sleeve seams were coming unsewn and that was a very easy fix.
The neckline, however, was in tatters in some spots and needed to be fixed somehow. I am not a knitter. I do embroider. I do have scads of woolen embroidery yarns in every color imaginable. What to do , what to do?
I took some pieces of wool that I had hand dyed back when and made little circles to hide the tatters. I then just pretty much threaded my needle and started stitching away. It has been a long time since I have done this type of work so what you see is pretty sorry but I think it will work for now and give me some more time with my beloved sweater.
Being big on balance but not wanting to bring too too much attention to my wide hips, I did a more subtle version of the design down on the opposite hip. I think it works.
While I don't expect it to bring me any prizes at the county fair, I think Ole' Herman would approve of my changes to his rather blah but wonderful gray sweater. Even if I just wear it around the house and it makes me smile and feel warm and softness all around me, that's a good thing. Nothing better on a cold, snowy day like today..............Bunny