Saturday, August 19, 2006

Buttons

I'm Cleaning, I Swear!
So the plan was to put my Sewing Room back together since I had not made priority to do so and the floors were finished a month ago. Well, I did manage to get a few things cleared up, but then I was messing with my button boxes...


So INBA and I started sorting buttons... I have no less than 5 boxes this size full of buttons. Some are random boxes like this and some are full of only one or two kinds. *sigh* That adds up to a whole lot of buttons. Like, 16 dozen 7/8" tortoise shell type buttons in a box along with 8 dozen 5/8" ones and a few dozen fat black buttons and several more dozen small brown buttons and some small black buttons with ridges and... HUNDREDS of buttons in one box. But this box INBA was sorting because it had lots of different kinds and he loves to sort and it wasn't nearly as full.



As usual, I find more projects for myself without even trying.
Check out this button. I have 7 or 8 of these. Can't you just see an earthy tweed cardigan? Maybe with a shawl collar and side seam pockets? Yeah, me too.








I don't know what I am going to do with these, but obviously something purple is in my future.













I think these will do nicely for the pea pod sweater.













And how do you love this button? There is only one, so it would have to be for something special. Seems like there was a sunrise cardigan that Interweave Knits had a few issues ago? Laurie, do you remember what the name of it was? I think it was circularly knit? I cannot recall exactly but I thought of the picture when I saw this button.






Finally an assortment of creamy and irridescent yellow buttons... looks like something yellow in my future, too.


So many projects, so little time.

3 comments:

Celtic Queen said...

The pattern was Sunrise Circle Jacket. C'mon now... Laurie's got to call me to check if she has a book. :) And you know, I look FABU in purple.

Heather said...

Ah, so true, CQ. I was just thinking that Laurie was thinking of putting it on her to-do list.
I bet you do look ravishing in purple, maybe those buttons should be my gift to you?

LaurieG said...

I knew it was Sunrise Circle. And, it's a .pdf on the website http://www.interweave.com/knit/interweave_knits/pdf_files/SunriseCircleJacket.pdf So there!