Monday, November 05, 2007

Loose Ends

The saga of my Central Park Hoodie continues ...

On Saturday, I convinced The Mister to let me make a stop at Parker Button on the South Side so I could find the perfect fasteners for my sweater. I'd pretty much decided to go with toggles for my closures -- until I discovered that the only toggles to be had were pretty much hideous. So, buttons it was. Here are the ones I picked out:

They're a little on the square side, which I really like, and what you can't see from the picture is that they're pretty three-dimensional. I bought all seven buttons that were left in the box, although there will only be six on the sweater.

Last night I finished the second button band, so tonight the Adventures in Seaming begin!

In other news, I won a blog contest! Devorah and her family are avid bikers, and months ago she held a contest in which all entrants had to guess how many miles they would log on their bikes by October 31. I wound up being a mere four miles off, so she will be sending me some sock yarn and some chocolate for my lucky guess. I somehow managed to not check my e-mail at all over the weekend, so it was a nice surprise when I checked this morning.

Other knitting news? I know this will a huge shocker (can you sense the sarcasm in my voice?), but I started another sock. It's the first of a pair of Monkeys for my mother-in-law for the holidays. Not much is done other than a cuff, so I won't bore you with a picture of ribbing.

Sorry for the short post; it's been all CPH all the time here, and I am determined not to show you another picture of the darn thing until it's done! Let the seaming commence!

6 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Ooh, choosing the buttons, so close I can taste it!!

Jenn said...

Cool buttons!

DPUTiger said...

VERY awesome buttons! I'll have to ask you about where you went (again) when I need buttons for my next project. Not sure when that will be ... I'm not a particularly big fan of cardigans, and not just because of the extra finishing work which seems (seams?) to be my nemesis.

Yvonne said...

Awesome buttons! I like them lots. I hope to see the CPH in person in a couple of weeks. Are we meeting the night before Thanksgiving??

Kyle Kunnecke said...

buttons are a hard choice - I like the ones you found - :)

Octopus Knits said...

Oooo, buttons! Do you attach yours with yarn or thread (or something else)?

What color are the Monkeys?