When Twist Collective came out, I knew immediately that I HAD to make Little Birds. I mean, look at it. It’s so cute with those tiny little birds.
I searched every online yarn vendor for the suggested yarn: Jamieson Shetland Spindrift. I think every other knitter on the internet had the same idea because the yarn was selling out everywhere. I finally found a place that had all the yarn I needed in stock. Except, the website lied and the main color was completely out of stock. I placed the order on August 3rd and figured, I’d get it a few weeks later. Well, a few weeks passed and I forgot about the yarn and Little Birds completely fell off my radar. Imagine my surprise when I got an email last week telling me my order had shipped! So, now I’m looking at this pattern I impulsively bought and a lot has started to dawn on me. I love the little birds motif and I know the project will keep me entertained with the fair isle and impending steeking. The actual shape of the sweater, however, will be completely unflattering on me. I have a small bust, big hips and let’s face it, love handles. I can just see myself finishing this thing up and trying it on only to discover that the bottom ribbing makes me look two sizes bigger and the deep-v neck is just flopping around on my chest. I have seen a couple of mods online that could work on me:
I love the shape of the first one but the vest is calling out to me. This is going to be a challenge either way. I’ve never really done heavy modifications, especially with colorwork but hey, no time like the present, right? I’m going to make a guage swatch tonight and figure out what I want to do. Any words of advice before I begin this adventure?