It turns out it’s not always about the wool

Sister 2’s boyfriend is completely nonplussed by my crochet.  He says he appreciates the time and effort involved, but I’ve yet to show him anything I’ve made he actually likes.  I suspect that if I stuck a Superdry label on any of it and told him I bought it, he’d feel differently, but there you go.  I don’t mind this in the slightest, everyone is entitled to their opinion (although I admit, I secretly hope one day I’ll impress him) and his is that he’s not even a little bit interested in wool.

Which made a car journey last week slightly odd.  Sister 2 was in the back, her boyfriend was driving and I was in the passenger seat.  We were having a three way sort of conversation about the thing I’d been making….a sort of scarf.  He was saying (somewhat sarcastically) that a scarf was exactly what I needed as we were coming into summer.  I was replying that it wasn’t that sort of scarf – it was part silk and that silk keeps you cool.

I was so stunned we were having a conversation about crochet and wool, I think I forgot to listen properly.  This is how the rest of the conversation went:

Him: ‘Has it got cashmere?’

Me:  ‘No.  Alpaca.  70% alpaca.’

Him: ‘What are you talking about?’

Me:  ‘The wool.  You asked if it contained cashmere.  It doesn’t, but it does contain alpaca.  70%, so that’s….30% silk.’

Him: (I think he swore)

It turns out that what he’d actually said as we drove past a petrol station was ‘Does that have a cash point?’

Apparently not, but it does have Alpacas.  :o)


Unlike the petrol station, this does contain alpaca…


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