Friday, February 10, 2012

the barter system is alive and well

I have a friend that is in India right now, getting married. It's a two month affair, and I've been getting some pictures here and there of all the festivities. (It's a great story - the met here in Canada, fell in love, and approached the parents back in India about the relationship. Turns out the families are familiar with each other, and it's an approved and highly regarded match.)
Anyway, Bea knows I am a fan of the fibre arts. She offered to bring me back lengths of silk in exchange for a cardigan sweater. It took me about 0.00004 seconds to agree to that!

The colours in this sweater are a little rustier-orangier than they show, and are all the colours she wears and loves, so I'm sure she'll be happy with it. I'm doing an applied I-cord edging all the way around, and will extend it out from the centre fronts to be used as ties. I've actually opened up the neckline more than what shows here - it was a little too close around the neck here.

4 comments:

KnitTech said...

Nice!!!

Not sure who is getting the better deal.

Brendaknits said...

Another machine knit sweater - I can tell from the waste yarn on the sleeves. You've done two and I haven't even started yet.

Carol said...

That is fantastic. both the sweater and the deal!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow, the wedding was in India too. What a good swap agreement! Silk is nice! Cant wait to see what she brings you back!