Here we go again! Is this the silliest craft project you've ever seen?
Any of you who sew on a regular basis and have working brains, will know what I did wrong last time. Care to hazard a guess? Yep -- I pinned the sweater right-side-out. Sigh. (For those who don't sew, you have to do things wrong-side-out, so you can turn it right-side-out, and all the sewing will be on the INSIDE. Unless you like wearing your seams on the outside. I wanted the knit on the outside, and the purl hidden....) So, the first thing I had to do was remove ALL the pins, turn and reshape the sweater around the pumpkin, and re-pin it. Then came the fun part: leaving one seam open, and trying to slip the real pumpkin out of the sweater pumpkin. It felt vaguely like my sweater was giving birth. Hmm. It was a tight fit.
Young women, let me tell you -- when you reach 40, your eyes start to go. You can't see thing that are close, and you can't see things that are far away, and each day that in-between distance of good vision dwindles ever so slightly. Mine is now about 4 feet. It's amazing how SEEING the needle hole is useful when threading it.