Monday, April 1, 2013


I finally got my buttons today! Yay!

Of course, I was so busy that I wasn't able to put the buttons on until late tonight. But what matters is that I got it done! Which means I have a sweater!

I Got My Buttons!

(Yes, the picture was taken in our guest bathroom. We have a very limited number of mirrors in the house. As in two. I don't even have a full length mirror. Instead, I just stand on the edge of the tub. It's worked for nine years so I've felt no need to change it, but I might need to revisit since I keep finding the need to take pictures of myself in sweaters.)

Anyway, for the absolute best results, I probably should have used some kind of bracer button on the back of the buttons to give a bit of support because they are quite large (just under 1.5") and the sweater is a more drape-y llama (versus a sturdier, springier wool). Eh, live and learn. But I don't think it will be a problem. (Hopefully those don't go down as famous last words.) And honestly, I pretty much never button cardigans anyway so they shouldn't get much of a work out.

Hopefully the sweater will get a lot of use, though! I was wearing a tank top underneath it in the above photo and I think it is a good sign that I didn't find the sweater itchy. And lately I've been finding everything itchy. I've had to cut out tags in the back of shirts that I've worn for years. No idea why my skin is being so sensitive lately, but it didn't mind the llama & silk so yay!

Next up: seaming my purse (and then learning to use my sewing machine to line it) and working on my Turkish bed socks. Then, once those are done, I'm thinking another pair of socks and another sweater! I'm insane!


  1. Yes, you are insane, but I mean that in the nicest way possible!! I love the sweater, it is attractive and fits you well, the placket down the front and the bottom are especially nice. I am sitting sipping Teavana's Monkey Picked Oolong with Peach Tranquility infusion, just thinking about flamingos and my DIL. Love you to pieces, MIL

    1. Yay for tea! And for nice insanity! And thank you for the sweater compliments! I'm still unreasonably excited about it! :)