The sweater I chose to remake is one I bought from J.Crew a few years ago. It looks good when it comes out of the wash but as the cotton warms up it loosens and gets baggy around the middle making it really unflattering. I decided I'd wear it a lot more if it was a cardigan so I stitched, cut and then applied grosgrain ribbon by hand stitching to finish the edges.
I'm working on another one too that I bought at the thrift store. I think it will need a little more work though. I've also made some progress on my second sock and will be ready to turn the hell before long.