Four years ago I knit this sweater, which I dubbed Obama-rama:
Today, Barack Obama is up for reelection. Yesterday, when I pulled out the sweater to show the world who I support for president in 2012, I realized that my choice may not have changed since 2008, but my waistline has a bit…
It wasn’t that bad, but the sweater was a bit too tight for my liking, so I decided to turn it around and make it into a cardigan.
First, I machine-steeked the back (tutorial can be found here):
That was nerve wracking as all get-out. And then came the even worse part… CUTTING!
ACK! And then it was cut!
After cutting, I picked up 106 stitches on each side and knit some button bands with leftover yarn. Yes, I have leftover yarn from a project I knit four years ago… what of it? Anywho, here are the guts of the finished cardigan.
And it all buttoned up nicely.
Here’s my four-years-older waistline with a lot more breathing room:
And now Obama’s got my back…
Whoever you support, I urge all my American readers to go out and vote today! And if you’ve already voted, go buy a skein of cashmere, cast on for some more socks, or just give yourself a good old pat on the back.
And here’s to the end of campaign ads! In that respect, everyone a winner!