Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I got the better end of the trade...

Remember my friend who went to India to get married? Well, they're back, happily married, and trying to settle down in to normal life after 3 months of parties, fetes, ceremonies, etc.
She and I were going to make a trade - I knit her a sweater, and she was going to bring me back some Indian fabric.
I gave her the sweater (which she loved, but she went above and beyond - yes she brought me some fabric:

that's Indian silk and cotton - both pieces have been washed and dried, and are front and centre on my cutting table, waiting to be made into some great summer tops. The colours are a little hard to get right - they are a stunning emerald green and a rich pumpkin orange. the orange might show a bit better here:

Then there's a handpainted on silk scroll:

It's a piece about 18 inches by 8 inches, handpainted on a pieces of purple silk, depicting a bride getting ready. She got these for a few of us, and we are all on the lookout for the perfect frame.

Last and certainly not least, there is this gorgeous silver anklet. I love wearing anklets in the summer and this one will be my favourite, I'm sure. I've already worn it a couple of times, since the weather has been so stunning lately. (and of course, I've already started wearing the flip flops - have been for weeks, now!)

I feel like I need to make her something else to make up for all this...


KnitTech said...

Wow! Those will be amazing.

Acorn to Oak said...

Those fabrics are beautiful! Can't wait to see what you make with them.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

What a lovely gift!