I’ve owned this blue Roots cardigan for a long time, long enough that there are certain people in this town who associate me with cardigan-wearing, even though, in recent years, I’ve worn it seldom. In part because it’s been missing the bottom button.
You’d think, what with Catherine being a seamstress and all, this is something that could have been rectified long ago. But a combination of my reticence and hers to ask her to take her work home (the same reticence that meant she never really had a proper website) meant this never happened.
This morning I took matters in to my own hands, removed the old buttons and replaced them with a Lori Joy Smith rainbow of colour, extracted from Catherine’s button jar. The buttons might all fall off soon, given my lack of button-sewing prowess. For the time-being, I’m proud of my efforts, and will become cardigan-wearing Peter again, for a while.