Monday, March 5, 2012

A Sweater's Yarn (short story) by Leanne Dyck

I’m one of the participating artisans in the Salt Spring Island seasonal gallery ArtCraft. Year after year my baby sweaters are always popular. Last year, I thought, my baby sweaters sell well. I wonder if an adult sweater would? So I designed and knit this…

I delivered my inventory to ArtCraft with the understanding that I would never see the sweaters again.
Last Friday I attended a writers’ symposium where my brain was stuffed full of information. (I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow—stay logged on). We broke for lunch and I lined up at the buffet table. I filled my plate and began to make my way back to my seat. The woman standing in front of me was wearing a red tweed cardigan. That looks familiar. I tapped the woman on the shoulder so she would turn around. She did. Yeah, that could be…“That’s a pretty cardigan. Where did you get it?”
“Thank you. It’s one of my favourites. I’m from Salt Spring Island. I bought it from a gallery—“
“ArtCraft,” we said in unison.
I smiled. “Do you know who knit it?”
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