I Lori Joy Smithed my Cardigan

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.

Selfie showing my sweater with new buttons


Donna Glass's picture
Donna Glass on April 24, 2020 - 08:36 Permalink

This looks so cool. Very impressive


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Andrea on April 24, 2020 - 16:07 Permalink

This is fantastic and fun and I am envious of your ability to do this. (I have a serious mental block when it comes to sewing.) Also, great self-portrait.

Speaking of colour, I have been really enjoying this colour-naming project and the challenge of coming up with a unique description: https://colornames.org/

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Kathryn on April 24, 2020 - 17:11 Permalink

That looks like a very fashionable sweater (not that I would know particularly) and you did a great job in adding the buttons - and with sewing them on with X stitch also - and it appears some actually have matching colour yarn or thread! Button jars are the best.

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Oliver B on April 27, 2020 - 18:12 Permalink