I commented last August that his jacket was falling apart. I could see the back lining hanging below the jacket and the sleeve lining hanging out of the cuffs. He quickly pounced and said, "Well, maybe my friendly neighbour will fix it for me!" In reply, as quick as a flash I replied, "If you make me a yarn bowl." The deal was made.
It is a messy business re-lining a jacket when you have no idea what you are doing when all you have to spur you on is a self-inflated confidence and a huge yearning for a free yarn bowl .
Alistair invited the girls to go round and watch him make the yarn bowl in his studio in March.
The bowl was made so I persevered and completed the jacket overhaul.
That was in February, it featured in the corner of my Quilt photo reveal.
Now Alistair is a bit arty and time schedules are not his thing. He said he would fire and glaze it when the weather got warmer. Last Thursday, however, Jill came round to go to dancing with me and brought the bowl round. Hooray!!!
Just in time for me to try it out on the final borders of my nearly finished aran cardigan.
I love my new yarn bowl especially how it stands on the old Singer right where I sit in the evenings with the sun streaming in from the large windows. I also love that two neighbours found two skills that were useful to each other. Hope you enjoyed the story.
Continuing with the red theme...Here is today's strawberry picture. A whole punnet full picked from the allotment.YUM!
|More on the crochet later.|
Ever had a good skill swap?