Friday, October 13, 2006

Braids continues

The button band is done. Only had to redo it once. You do know "The Collar and Button Band Rule of Knitting", doncha? We do them an average of three times. I'm always so relieved when I get it right the first time...until the "duh duh duh duuuuuhhhh" echos in the back of my brain when it occurs that the next time, or the time after, it will be one long battle with the button band. Or collar. But I'm not going to dwell on it, 'cause this time: nah nah nah nah nah, nah. Ha!
Ok! 7 button holes and 5 buttons. I am now on the search for semi-matching buttons! I like eclectic. Big fan of it. I found these at a sweet little vintage button shop which used to be open twice a year (yeah, a whole two times a year ~ fancy that!) and is no longer in business. hmmmm. Wonder why. No! Don't tell me. I'll figure this out... Well, in any case, I bought these and several other sets on spec, thinking they may come in handy some day. Some day does come, once in a while.
Also, a sleeve update. I have begun the decreasing. I'm deleting all but about 50 stitches. This should be fun! Every 4th row I'll have 4 less to knit! I see that light, there, at the end of that really long sleeve tunnel......

3 comments:

Karen said...

Love, love, LOVE them buttons! I'm with you on the eclectic look of the buttons -- life's too short to demand matching buttons when you can have this kind of fun. (The card looks familiar . . . I've seen other Guild members flaunt these buttons . .. what am I missing?)

vanessa said...

almost done!

EmBe said...

Having seen the Braids up close and personal, those photos, while artfully done, simply don't do it justice. The color is just the richest brown/rust and the buttons are even better in person. Almost makes me want to pick up mine and start....almost. EmBe