Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Button, Button,

Who's got the button?

After two hours and four stores? Not freakin' me.

I'm almost done knitting the Alpaca Cardigan with Glitter, which as we all know I'm knitting in Cashsoft not Alpaca. I love it. It's wonderful. I've re-done the collar four times because I want it to be right, I'm that anal about this sweater. It's a cardigan which needs buttons.

I've finished knitting Bird's Cable Cardigan months ago. It's seamed, blocked, loose ends woven in. It should be done. But it's a cardigan which needs buttons.

I should be done with my silk corset, which is actually knit in alpaca not silk (technically it's an alpaca silk blend, but you get what I mean, I'm a subber). I only need two inches on one sleeve and I'm done knitting. But it's a cardigan which needs buttons. Twenty four freakin' buttons.

And no one in town has anything suitable. Either they're too purple, or too blue, or too tacky, or too sparkly, or not sparkly enough, or my favorite: perfect but too big to go in the button holes. I don't even know what I'm looking for, but I'll know it when I see it, and I didn't see it yesterday.

I know I could try to find some on-line, but I don't trust the color pictures on the monitor, and the color must be perfect. I worked too hard to have ugly buttons.

I must confess that I'm a little afraid that Bird will outgrow her cardigan before I get buttons.

I would switch to knitting pullovers only, but I prefer cardigan. Stupid button needing cardigans.


Anonymous said...

Oy, the elusive perfect button. It's not as easy as it would seem, is it!

I have my grandma's collection of OLD buttons, and have slowly been encoroprating them into my knit cardigans, - it's kind of fun, and they're buttons of the type you just can't find anymore.

Lynda said...

Sorry - that's me above, not trying to be anonymous, don't know what I did!

kimberly said...

I'm feeling for you, I'm a cardigan girl myself. Luckily, I have a button lady at the weekly market that has tons and tons cheap, so I usely find what I need. Come on over, we'll go on Sunday and find some for you. If not you'll find them, be patient.

Chris said...

I totally feel your pain and frustration, because that's been me on too many occasions. And there's no way I'll buy buttons online, for the very reasons you mentioned.

Can you possibly make some suitable buttons?

Good luck...