Fluttering Along

My Flutter-Sleeve cardigan isn’t quite as far along as I thought it would be, because it turns out that my two button bands are different lengths. I know, it sounds crazy, but when the instructions read, “Knit until band reaches the shoulder when slightly stretched,” It’s not exactly the most definite instruction, you know? And it turns out that I apparently felt “slightly-stretched” meant different things when I knit the first one than when I knit the second. So I’m going to have to tear out the seam on the second front and add a few inches onto the button band, and then sew it on again. THEN I can block it, sew the shoulder seams, knit the cuffs, and be done.

Even with the backward step, though, I’m still one step closer to being finished. My button candidates arrived today.

I’ll remind you first that this yarn–for God knows what reason–is hard to photograph properly. It keeps wanting to photograph as gray unless the flash is on, so I can’t entirely vouch for the colors in these pictures. But I’m going to show you two of each anyway–one with the “gray” sweater and one with the green (aka the same sweater). Just for comparison’s sake. Mostly because the buttons seem more accurate in the non-flash photos, but the color of the sweater is better in the flash-photos. Oh, and I’m providing links to the Button Drawer page for each, so you can see their pictures of the buttons.

IMG_6742 IMG_6743 Donan.

IMG_6747 IMG_6746 Swirl Lines.

IMG_6748 IMG_6749 Montrose.

IMG_6751 IMG_6750 Vencencia.

I tell you, this button-decision thing is hard! (There are two I particularly like, but I’m not going to say which ones just yet. You know, in case anybody wants to give me their opinion!)

IMG_6738 I got my copy of Spin-Off today–and guess who got a nice write-up? Yep. The Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm. Woohoo!

IMG_6754 Marnie had a shawl highlighted, too.

IMG_6753 And in the Vogue Knitting that came on Saturday? A nice paragraph or so about Modern Yarn in Montclair.

It’s so nice when friends get the recognition they deserve, don’t you think?

Oh, and the plying decision about the singles I finished yesterday? I still think they’d look great on their own, and I still think that blue is fabulous all by itself … but when I think about it, I keep thinking about them together. So, I think that’s what it’s going to be!

19 Responses to “Fluttering Along”

  1. Vencencia is my favorite, based upon my monitor!

    Nancy’s last blog post..Easter Butterfly

  2. Button, button… they look completely different in every photo! I dunno.

    Hooray for the plying decision!

    Ina’s last blog post..Vigilant

  3. Vencencia!

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  4. Thanks for the shout-out–you are such a good reader; I only look at the photos and totally missed the story!

  5. YEA! Thanks for the picture, Deb. I was able to read the entire article for the first time. I can’t wait for you and your mom to get here.

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  6. Ok, I love those buttons. It’s a really tough call. I’m really drawn to the second and fourth buttons, though I don’t really think you can go wrong.

    And w00t, thanks for the shout out. I haven’t actually seen the edition of Spin-Off so this is my first view. I wasn’t expecting such a big chunk of space, how cool!

  7. Swirl Lines gets my vote.

  8. I really love the bottom pics. That’s my two cents!

  9. I like the first two, Donan and then Swirl Lines in that order. Vencencia are pretty buttons, but they look like too much for the yarn color/fabric, imo.

  10. according to what i’m seeing i’d say either button #2 or #4. depends on how fancy the sweater is.

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  11. Ohh what choices. I personally like the first and last button choices. I’m curious to see what you will end up picking.

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  12. I really like Donan, and second choice would be the Swirl Lines. I’m glad I’m not the only one whose camera does weird things when I try to photograph knitting.

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  13. I like the last two sets of buttons. Hard to tell colorwise.

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  14. What. the. hell. Why am I always one of the last people to get the Spin Off?! grrrr.

    Anyway…I like Vencenzia.

    JessaLu’s last blog post..You asked…

  15. My vote goes to Vencenzia. The others would work well too, but the swirly button is my favorite. Those instructions are vague indeed.

    Kim’s last blog post..E is for

  16. I like the first ones – the Donan.

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  18. Montrose is my vote

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