I love buttons, yes I do. I love buttons, yow ’bout you?
I especially love shopping for buttons at all the cool, funky little yarn shops, fabric stores and craft shops in Seattle. (OK, not all the shops, but we probably visited 3 or 4.)
Last weekend, my husband and I went on the Quest for the Perfect Button! It was actually quite fun. We started out with breakfast at our favorite brunch spot (If you’re in Seattle, be sure to visit The Dish, and get the SOB Spuds with eggs. So good!), because everyone knows that shopping for buttons should not be done on an empty stomach.
Then we wound our way back toward our house and stopping here and to look for buttons. I still maintained that pewter buttons would look good, but as you guys reminded me after my last sweater post, this is my husband’s sweater, and he’s the one who is going to wear it, so we ended up finding some pretty cool wooden buttons.
I’m actually pretty pleased with them. They’re a lovely warm brown, and they’re stained in a way that makes them look vintage-y, but the cup-like shape is pretty modern-looking. I think my husband did a good job picking out his buttons. (I knew I kept him around for some reason.)
He’s actually been wearing the sweater around the house and out and about on weekends, but it still is a little short (which makes me cringe). I was hoping that it would sag a bit, like the last sweater I made for him, but it looks like that isn’t going to happen. I guess I’m going to have to try steam blocking it…
This scares me. I’m fairly certain that I’ll end up melting the yarn. (I don’t know why I’m certain about this- must just be some manifestation of my general anxiety.) So! If you have suggestions, tips or tricks, please let me know! I would love any advice you have for not completely messing up this sweater!