Barbara just stopped by from BW Art, Antiques & Jewelry next door and invited me to come over and see the collection of buttons that she just scored from another antique dealer. I was delighted to stop by and was absolutely blown away by what I saw! I was so amazed at this collection that I decided we must host a Button Bazaar tomorrow night (Thursday, Aug 4) during our regular Stitch in Space. So come on out from 5-9pm and check out the buttons from next door. We will have tables outside both stores with buttons all over them. This new collection is entirely on cards and most are multiple matching buttons or one amazing large button that could be used to secure the top of a jacket or cardigan. For those of you that also dabble in beading, this is a truly amazing collection for jewelry as well. There are literally thousands of buttons and this is definitely a better selection than you will find on Etsy right now 🙂 This new found collection of buttons has kept me distracted from my sweater pileup, so this is good (more on that later).
Here were a few that I loved and some that I thought might work for my Rock Creek Park cardigan:
Heinz found a new place to sleep today:
He has been doing much much better. The cyst on his leg hasn’t grown and he seems to be out of pain. We have him on a magical Chinese herb that helps him tolerate pain better. It is working better than the pain killers were, so we are continuing it.
So about this sweater pile up…I have a serious sweater problem. I know that knitters go through phases where we knit all the same thing..but it’s usually socks or shawls or scarves or mittens. It is not usually sweaters. I am knitting so many sweaters that I don’t have anywhere to store them. They are piled on my dresser right now, and I think I need to purchase those tubs that fit under the bed. In the meantime, the new issue of Twist Collective came out and it has me drooling. Of course, I have to knit the Metro pattern by Connie…because I must knit all things that Connie designs. I am going to use the paprika color of Berroco Pure Merino (really, I needed a break from hand dye!). This yarn is 30% off right now, so it is a good time to have so many amazing worsted weight projects to knit!
I am also in love with the Hallet’s Ledge from Elinor Brown and can’t figure out what yarn to use for it:
There are others but this post has reached its limit I think. And lets not mention the Loppem sweater that I need to knit as a class sample. ugh. I guess I better finish this green cardigan and get crackin’ on the next two!
UPDATE: I just realized that I don’t need to knit the Loppem sweater, as I have already done so and really don’t need to knit the same pattern twice. We all remember this disaster, right? A good lesson in gauge.. the lesson being, one should attempt to knit at gauge. So anyways, I am now freed up to start Connie’s pattern just as soon as I finish the last sleeve on the cardigan. yay!