It’s my favorite part of a project! Time to pick out buttons!
I finished up my two Baby Surprise Jackets over the weekend, sewing up their shoulder seams and leaving them out to block. And, then I dove into my big jar o’ vintage buttons that I inherited from my Grandma, and managed to find the perfect little quarter-inch buttons for both sweaters.
The Purple BSJ ended up with opalescent pink buttons.And the green sweater ended up with shiny, cream-colored buttons.The sweaters turned out great! I love how the gradients turned out, and they’re super soft and squooshy (that’s totally a word, right?). I even like how the backs ended up!I’ve always thought the little mitered stripes on the back of the cuffs/arms are the cutest. I realize that’s kind of a silly little detail to really care about. After all, who looks at the back of the cuff when determining if a sweater has “turned out”? But, hey- I can like whatever I want.I particularly like the two sweaters together, they look like they should be worn by fraternal twins, or very close-in-age siblings. (They were worked from the same yarn base, but on slightly different needles, so the pink/purple sweater is just a scootch smaller than the blue/green one.)I gotta say, that Elizabeth Zimmermann really knew her stuff- this sweater always turns out super cute!
Have you finished anything fun lately?