This is the last part of my cardigan of many colours tale. Here is the Mark 6.
The wool is Rowan pure wool 4ply which I hadn’t intended to buy, as I hadn’t intended to go to Liberty that day, but suddenly there in front of me when I took a wrong turn. This is how most wool ends up being purchased. The shop will suddenly be there, as if my feet unconsciously knew my trying to be thrifty willpower would weaken.
One sleeve was knitted at the Vintage at Southbank Festival, while I was selling craft kits and bigging up the Fabrications shop, while Fabrications’s own Barley ran craft workshops. Here is fascinator making in action:
Lovely friends met me afterwards & we went for a wander round the outdoor Vintage market and I was lucky to find a card full of vintage buttons. The stall owner told me everything they had was deadstock (which means never sold, so not second hand) from a warehouse in Malta that had been abandoned. They have an eBay shop here and currently have 24 of the same buttons in pink and blue for a measly £6.50.