Time to correct a mistake. When I chose buttons for my cardigan, my decision was made from what was available at one store and from misguided penny-pinching. I thought the yarn was so lovely that I could afford to compromise on the buttons, but I was wrong. The buttons look muddy on the sweater. So I ordered two styles of buttons from Black Water Abbey Yarns. The leaf shape buttons are actually a brighter silver than the round ones on the right. I am leaning towards the leaves. The lesson I learned is that the buttons are like jewelry for the knitting, so it is very important to choose the right ones.

I started this last Thursday....
The beginnings of an afghan knitted from leftover yarn. There are only 12 stitches on the needles. Combining the colors is alot of fun.


At 12/08/2008 , Blogger Lynn said...

While I am a big fan of natural pearl buttons for almost every project [it's one of the reasons I loved the blouses at August Max Woman so much; they were properly spaced and harmonized so well with the silk], I agree that these leaf buttons are far and away the better choice. The round buttons are lovely, but still a compromise.

Just mes deux centimes.

At 12/08/2008 , Blogger Charity said...

I think I'd definitely lean towards the leaf buttons, too! The afghan looks fun, I've been wanting to start some kind of blanket of my own... maybe in the new year. :0)

At 12/08/2008 , Blogger Chelsea the Yarngeek said...

The leaf buttons are it! They are the perfect compliment to that yarn. Also, love the afghan! Are you making it up as you go along, or is it a pattern?

At 1/10/2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Friend, you are so right, buttons are jewelry for for garment, I have the wxact same leaf buttons on a cardigan I made from a noro pattern. It was to be a pull over but turn into a shoulder buttoning cardigan. Anyway because of the angles and peaks in the pattern the were perfect. You made a beautiful garment and a great choice in buttons


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