Well, I have an update about the Tempting II I did for my daughter Mandy. Remember it was very off the shoulder? I was afraid it would not stand up to real life wear, although great for a photo. :-) Quite a while back DD finally wore the top. She happened to come to visit me for a while that day. We went for a walk, did some shopping and visited some friends together. As I suspected the top gaped in the front if she leaned over and with a nursing baby who is getting old enough to know where the "goodies" are (use your imagination), it just wasn't working out.
But..... I had prepared for that possibility by leaving a tail hanging where I had finished off and putting a knot on the end of it so I would know for sure I had the right one. DD left the top with me when she left and I had it fixed in short order. I wasn't sure what to do, but what I did worked.
I brought the top in by knitting 2 rounds with smaller and smaller needles. I made the top on an 8 so I did 2 rounds on a 7, 2 on a 6 and 2 rounds on a 5. Maybe a 4 too.? Seems like I used a 4. :-) Anyway I kept doing 2 rounds with increasingly smaller needles until I thought it was high enough and then bound off again. I may have done a row of K2tog, K1 at the end, but I can't remember. But it worked out. I finished off with a sewn bind off again. I thought she might like me to redo it and make it a little lower, but she said she liked it. Whew! (That sewn BO is a bear to undo.)
Just thought I should let everyone see how it "finally" turned out. I did this some time back but am just getting around to posting this, that's why I don't remember all the details.
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