Thursday, November 12, 2009

Buttons!



There are numerous things that you can learn from the above picture:

1.  My room is a mess
2.  Sometimes I take really terribly crappy pictures
3.  ...and this is the most important one... I'm so close to being done with my Expedition!  I just need to knit an applied i-cord along the neck, weave in some ends, give it a nice blocking, and sew on my buttons.

I thought that finding buttons would be a lot harder than in was.  I thought I had already checked my LYS a couple of times before and always came up short, but the other day I came across some that I really liked.



and yes, that is the actual color of my sweater.  Who knew?  I steam blocked that swatch and I really like the way it looks.  I'm going to do that with my sweater as well.

I was hoping to write up a longer post today, you know, another one of those long thoughtful ones, but I ended up doing other things.  Don't worry though, I already took pictures, so I'm going to write up the post maybe this weekend.

Instead I'll just show you my sock again.  I've only knit about ten rows since you've last seen it, but you've never seen it on my foot, so I thought I would show you what it looks like.





Alright, I've got some major work to do, I'll write again soon!

23 comments:

  1. Love the buttons. Can't wait to see them on the sweater. I'm taking a few days off to let my wrist pain settle a bit, but I'm ready to be finished.

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  2. Good choice on the buttons!

    I suppose at some point you'll tell us what sock pattern you're using in case some of us want to copy you? :-)

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  3. Oh the buttons are really neat!

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  4. The buttons rock, and honey, that ain't messy. Love the sock, too.

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  5. Yay!!! The sweater's looking great!

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  6. I really love the Expedition! The buttons look very fun. What are they made of?

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  7. The buttons are so very, very pretty! *swoon* I also like the socks, both colour and pattern. But I have to tell you this: If you think your room is messy, you obviously never saw mine...Sometimes I have to get in through the window, because I can't open the door *g*

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  8. Dude, your sweater is like a lavender rainbow! Awesome. :) It looks great on you, and those are some seriously aggressive buttons. Muy macho.

    I'm really liking that sock too!

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  9. You're too funny - and talented too! Look forward to the long post!

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  10. The sweater and sock look fantastic!! The sweater looks very cozy and the color of that sock yarn is gorgeous!

    I love the buttons, too. They kind of remind me of the parts of a yin yang symbol... or teardrops...

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  11. Those buttons will be fantastic on that sweater! Yummy! :)

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  12. How tall are you?!

    Yeah,yeah,yeah. Great sweater, nice sock/leg, beautiful buttons.

    xo

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  13. DANG, that's one nice-looking sweater! Of course, everything you make turns out well. Nice buttons, perfect sock, etc. etc. :)

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  14. Okay, I am really admiring that sweater! The design is very unique and from a distance, it looks like a tan colour, but up close, it is totally a rainbow of colours. Your choice of buttons is entirely different too, with them almost looking like wooden teardrops or fangs. It will be great to see the finished product. Also, the pattern on the socks is wonderful and that is my favourite shade of blue.

    Per your room, yes, it's a little messy but hey, when someone is in the throws of creativity, tidiness isn't always the first order of business. LOL... Actually, your room isn't hardly messy at all. It's difficult to work in a dorm room because there is so little room. It definitely brings back memories.

    Anyway, have a great weekend!

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  15. meh, your room isn't that messy! It did take me a minute to realize it's a dorm room, so given that, not messy! LOVE the buttons! I might skip the blocking step and sew the buttons on and wear the sweater... and then block it.

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  16. The sweater is sweet! You just need better photos! I am currently sick with something, who knows what. If I die, you can have my yarn and camera. Hahaha. My dad is a doctor, so I should be okay.

    The sock looks awesome!! I hope you have enough yarn for a whole pair. I. . . . have the matching skein. . . with me currently and it is split into two even cakes for socks. . . .

    I really hope that you have an awesome Thanksgiving!!!!

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  17. You are so close!! Goodluck in the home stretch--messy rooms can wait!

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  18. Expedition looks awesome! I just did some applied i-cord on a bonnet I'm making, and it was much easier than I thought. You're in the home stretch!

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  19. Hmm, I really like that sock pattern and may have to try it in the future. The sweater is looking great, you're so close to the finish!

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  20. I'll concur with all of the project love going on above me.

    I'll also give you a high five on the water filter pitcher. I knew you were a smarty, but now, I cannot doubt your greatness.

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  21. I think the buttons are a perfect fit for the sweater. I'd be interested in knowing how the steam blocking goes with the completed sweater. I've never steam blocked.

    Nice sock pattern. Will you share the pattern so we can have a knit-a-long?

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  22. I LOVE IT! your sweater looks really cool! I can't wait to see the final pics in all thier glory! The socks look great too, have I told you you have very nice ankles?

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  23. What a beautiful sock, and such a handsome sweater! You look nice too. What is that sock pattern? I like the looks of it quite a lot.

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