Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Buttons & FOs

I think I have a button problem. It all started a few weeks ago when I went on the Hwy 80 garage sale with some friends. I decided I wanted to find some vintage buttons & jars to put them in. I was very specific about the kind of jars I wanted, I didn't know what they were called but I'd know them when I saw them. Let me tell you - I found buttons in spades! See:

And the buttons jars to put them in. You know, I couldn't be happy with one. Or two. Or dang it, even three! They are cool, though, aren't they?

I recently finished my Central Park Hoodie (pictures & button saga to follow - that needs a whole blog post of it's very own, let me tell you). I had buttons issues with that as well - and naturally I couldn't chose from the 4,383 buttons I already had. What is WRONG with me?????

In FO news:
I have an aunt - ok, she's not really an aunt, she's a cousin of my Dad & my Mom's best friend - anyway, a person that is not your aunt but is in your life forever & close enough you call her an aunt. She babysat me when I was a wee thing. She made quilts for my baby dolls that I still have to this day (horrid Raggedy Ann & Andy material but I love it so). She is known for making a quilt for every new baby she knows & only asks that you send her a picture of your baby on her quilt - she keeps them in a photo album & it's so fun to look through. When I decided I wasn't going to have babies I got rather indignant that it wasn't fair that I'd never get a quilt since I wasn't having a baby. She sent me a Happy Divorce quilt to go on my new couch - I still treasure it. And in case you were wondering, yes I did send her a picture of me with my quilt to go in the baby book!

Imagine my surprise when my Mom recently told me that said Aunt found out that I was knitting & she was all jealous. She wants to know how to knit & by God she wanted a scarf. So I whipped one out for her. It's the Mistake Rib Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts in Paton's SWS Natural Earth. I LOVE this yarn but I'm afraid it's a little scratchy for a gift scarf to a non-knitter. I'm going to give it to her because I am going to Louisiana this weekend, but if she thinks it's too scratchy I'll make her another. I love surprise gifting people - it makes me happy.

PS - Clarissa, I totally stole the scarf pose from you. Hope you don't mind.


Anonymous said...

I have several of those "aunts" too... they are such a treasure to have! I know your Aunt will love her scarf and I'm betting, even if it's scratchy, so won't want to give it up.
Suprise gifting for no occasion is so fun! Have a great trip!

Carissa said...

No problem. It's not like I have it trademarked.

You know, I have a similar button collection, though I rarely actually use buttons in my knitting, or other crafts for that matter.

Knitting Rose said...

My kids have some of those Aunts - i love them too. You have gotten a little nuts with the buttons - but hey - i think it is really cool and i be they look cool in your house.