My gray tweed cardigan is finally blocked and dry and I have to decide on just the right button. As this is a one-button closure the right button choice can really make the sweater.
I had in mind pewter metallic or solid black, so I dug through my stash to see what I have.
Turns out, not much that will work. What I have on hand are some fussy, vintage black glass (totally not right for this simple style), and some carved bone brown/ black ones (a little better, but maybe too organic). I'm totally open to ideas, so any suggestions or links appreciated.
I'll have FO photos and a full run-down on this project once I find a great button!
It's always fun when a new Knitty comes out, and this Winter issue includes an interesting variety of designs with a pretty fair balance of sweaters and accessories (photos from Knitty.com).
I especially love Heather Desserud's Chrysanthemums, a Norwegian stranded mitten design, and all the other nice color work projects in this issue.
Sock lovers will be intrigued with the architectural Maeva, by Stefanie Bold, with it's Art Deco-ish cables and ribs. An appealing design for both men and women I think.
Winter 2011 has lots of sweaters to love including Teva Durham's lacy Lady Lovelace cardigan and capelet set, Kathleen Dames' Turn of the Glass fitted cardigan and Karina Liu's Jacqueline collared jacket.
Knittyspin's simple, trendy earflap hat Southern Lights, by Christine McCormick, might be good for my husband who stands at a cold bus stop every morning.
Speaking of spinning, so far I am making good on my goals for 2011 by spinning a little bit every week.
This 4 pound batch of natural beige Louet Coopworth roving will take me forever!
Although beautiful, this fiber may not be completely spun and ready to knit until winter 2012... I might have to intersperse some more lively rovings in between now and then to keep me motivated. Goodness knows I have plenty in my stash.
Have a fun, safe weekend and as always, peace, blessings and happy knitting to you!