Monday, June 2, 2014

Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

After work found me in the button aisle. I found myself incapable of picking what buttons to put on the sweater,* so I brought two sets home.

On one hand, sensible:

Hmmm... Those are fine.

You know what? I knit a SWEATER out of LACEWEIGHT yarn. I can put whatever buttons I want on it.

Twee it is!

There was one other purchase; I can't wait to show you what it's for. Two words: vintage crochet.
Who am I kidding? I can't keep it to two words. 

Vintage crochet by my great-grandmother unearthed in my mom's basement.

I can't show it to you now because it's drying after a vigorous handwashing in the kitchen sink... again.  Soon!

*Yes, it's done! I'll take pictures and post it soon! There will be lots of exclamation points!


  1. I don't think they are twee at all - it deserves buttons that are not everyday ones :)

  2. um. is this where I realize it was laceweight? wowza! way to go, you! I always say you can tell whether something was handknit by the buttons. Way to embrace yourself. Vintage crochet? You are keeping secrets!

  3. I love those flower buttons with that sweater -- well done!