Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yarn Along - I Thought You Finished That Sweater Months Ago!

 The Maisie sweater is finally really done. It's been missing buttons for almost a year.  


I felt like it needed some wooden buttons, but couldn't find exactly what I wanted.  I tried painting three buttons - one with Hank, one with Maisie and one with a heart.  They were super cute, but didn't look right on the sweater.  


Then, last month, I won a beautiful wooden carved tree necklace.  WoolyMossRoots was sponsoring a giveaway on Ginny's blog - a delightful read every day, not just for the Yarn Along - and I won :-D. 


Possibly it was fate or maybe I just got lucky.  Regardless, in finding their website, I found the perfect buttons for Maisie's sweater.  


I love how the intricately carved Celtic knot so closely mirrors the cables down the sleeve.  And they are wood.  And handmade.  Perfect!  They have many beautiful designs (including chickens!).  I can't wait for my next buttoned project :-).


And then, as with all good knitting photo shoots around here, someone has to volunteer to help.   Eli.


And then when they realize they are actually being helpful (doesn't he look handsome in the first picture?)...they leave.  Eli... ;-)

Sewing buttons on a knitted sweater is as close to knitting as I've come so far this week.  I am listening to a nice story, An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor.  Some of the voices are a little irritating, but the story is good - might be better on paper ;-).  A short story I thoroughly enjoyed was The Tree Nobody Wanted by Tom McCann.  

I love reading/listening to Christmas stories.  Any suggestions?

Joining in with Ginny...


18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Your first photo would be a great puzzle...such fun! I am partial to Hank and sheep, but this photo is ver nice. Wonderful work on this sweater, and can't wait to hear stories this sweater will tell! It is Maisie, so there will be stories...

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    1. Here ya go :-D. Glad you are enjoying the puzzles as much as I am. This will be fun to work this evening!

      http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=3d26ec54448a

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    2. Ya'll are making me puzzle crazy. Thanks for giving me another break.
      Maisie is beautiful in sweater form too.

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  2. Perfect buttons!!! How about a picture of the sweater unfolded front and back? Love the Eli accessory!

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  3. The sweater and buttons are beautiful. I am scrapping again, those buttons would work great for me.

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  4. Christmas stories - I always love rereading A Christmas Carol and although I don't care for the author, A Christmas Memory is a lovely story.

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  5. Looks beautiful.... both the cat and the knitter sweater.

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  6. It was already a gorgeous sweater not it is stunning.

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  7. Oh the color, the cables are buttons are so perfect together! What a lovely sweater!

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  8. The buttons look perfect on your sweater!! Thanks so much for linking to us, we really appreciate it. :)

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  9. Those buttons are great! I get lost looking for buttons to use on the bracelets I make..I can look at buttons a long time:)

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  10. What a handsome model on that finished article! Great that the buttons "fell into your lap" and were perfect for the sweater. I clicked on Yarn Along and loved Ginny's blog too. I don't knit now as it's our mid-summer (very, very hot here in South Africa) but I can read anytime and love it. Have a great day. Jo

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  11. So sweet of Eli to help with your photo(at least for awhile). Your sweater is very beautiful and it is so satisfying to find the perfect buttons. Thank you for more lovely blogs to read as well.

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  12. The Wooly Moss Roots buttons look wonderful on your sweater! As soon as I saw the necklace, I immediately recognized it was from WMR and thought to myself "their wood buttons would be perfect"! So nice of Eli to assist, albeit temporarily. (Oh dear, sweet Comby, where are you??? Didn't you get called for this modeling job?) Have a wonderful day! Lisa

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  13. Guess how much I love these?!

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  14. Those buttons are perfect! Your sweaters always look so cuddly, I don't blame Eli for "helping out"

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  15. The buttons are perfect for your sweater. I bought a beautiful owl button from Wooly Moss Roots and it lives on a knitted vest that I love.

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  16. How fortuitous to find those buttons, they are absolutely Perfect! It's OK to wait for the Puurrfect buttons!

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