So following on from yesterday.
The Kaffe designed Tumbling Blocks jumper seemed the perfect attire for someone like me, back in the days when I ran that little quilt shop and taught patchwork and quilting in the room over Bookhound's interior design showroom in Tavistock (now Cafe Liaison by the Church Green for anyone wondering where). The Quilt Loft was a wonderful moment in my life that would be made complete with this jumper, and all things considered I think I did pretty well to get the ribbing of the front done. Sensing that this jumper might not happen anytime soon I took it to a local and very accomplished knitter for completion, presenting her with two inches of ribbing and a bag of wool scraps left over from just about everything my mum and I had ever knitted.
As you can see Magnus admires the detail too...
before settling down for a kip the minute my back was turned.
The result still makes me smile as I recall the joy wearing this jumper brought me back then and, though I don't wear it these days, I would never part with it
The second Kaffe-fession might have been so different but for Bookhound's common sense.
Browsing for Christmas gifts in the little shop of the accomplished knitter who had finished my jumper to such great acclaim, Bookhound spied a kit for the Kaffe Fassett Temples jacket. Pattern, wool and needles so he bought it for me. Halfway home he turned round, went back to the shop and exchanged the kit for the jacket ready made which is why I was able to wear it on Christmas day and intermittently ever since, and am not now rummaging around in the loft for the wool and the two inches of ribbing.
He knows me so well.