Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Yarn Along: button quest

Though it hasn't been blocked yet, I've been wearing my owls cardigan every day. I am having trouble finding buttons for it. The bleached horn ones I wanted are nearly sold out--and I need 14, so my trip to Joann's was unnecessary, as they never keep enough of any given style in stock.
The drive all the way to Utica wasn't a complete waste of time, since I picked up some wide ribbon (in leopard print!) to cover the mess of a steek.  It's a bit fiddly to sew in, but that'll keep me occupied while I wait to find the perfect buttons.  Does anyone know of a good online button shop?  I'd prefer something in a natural material. 

Now to daydream about my next big project while I finish up the sleeves of my nephew's sweater and listen to Outlander. After all this brown, I think I'll knit up this tosh dk.  The colorway ought to be called February--but it's close enough. It's named Coquette!
Image courtesy of Yarn.com.  This colorway is impossible to capture.

7 comments:

elizabeth said...

very fun!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/woolymossroots

they make handmade buttons but don't know if they have 14 of one but I bet you could also email to inquire!

yay for nephews sweater!

and fun shade-of-pink colourway for the next! :)))

Reinventing Mother said...

Oh that leopard ribbon!!!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I second Elizabeth, they make the most amazing buttons.
Love your ribbon.

Donna said...

Buttons are always a challenge for me. I hop on Etsy and try to find what I need. I haven't done it in a while though so I have no recommendations. Maybe just do a search on there. Good luck!

Heather said...

Love the ribbon! As far as buttons, I have jars of buttons all over the place, maybe a bit of an obsession of mine :-) Good luck finding what you are looking for!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Buttons are hard. I love your new pink yarn. Yum!!

Jen Letts said...

I prefer natural too, or retro. But plain old boring buttons? Nah...