July 16, 2011

Finally an FO to Show

I admit that I finished this in June but it took me until 2 days ago to get the buttons on it. This is Noisette which is a Berroco pattern and it was not an easy one to find as the pattern is covered by a wrap. I was flying on faith when knitting this because there wasn't a single photo of just the sweater only the HUGE wrap over the sweater.

I made it out of Cascade 220 I had in stash and reswizzled the pattern so the body was knit in once piece rather than seaming all that stuff. I really like this - a good workhorse go to sweater on a cold day.

The buttons were an adventure at Joanne Fabrics. The whole family was in the car going to nearby Walmart when I informed them I needed to pop into Joanne to bet some buttons. Well, #1 son said "No way" and Miss America was thrilled (I've mentioned her button obsession in the past). So, I was told by #1 Son and my DH that I had 10 minutes for my task. We ran into the store while the men waited in the car. I quickly found these stone buttons and got in line when my cell phone rang with my son informing me "tick tock, tick tock...you have 5 minutes left".

So I told Miss America to text him that I found some lovely fabric and I needed more time (actually, I was stuck in a line at the cash register but he didn't know that). The text back was "REALLY!!!???". We zipped out of the store to find the car pulled up to the curb with the engine running for a quick getaway...we had made it in and out in under 10 minutes WITH the perfect buttons in hand.

Moral of the story - no men on trips to buy buttons.


Jennifer said...

It looks fantastic. OK - don't take this the wrong way - but I can hardly wait until fall (so I can see you again and you can wear this gorgeous sweater!) Happy knitting!

Lynneb said...

it's a lovely sweater, Estella. And I agree with the man thing. they just don't get it!