So the February Lady Sweater is on the wires, blocking, and will be dry later this afternoon.
Wait? Did I not mention I was making one of these? Well, it’s not the only thing on the wires right now that I haven’t mentioned or shown. I’m trying to be more diligent about posting about WIPs, but between flickr and Ravelry, I can hardly keep up with what I’ve said where. At any rate, yes, I’m one of the 2000+ people who have made the gorgeous, irresistible, and inimitable February Lady Sweater. I can already tell it’s going to be one of my favorite knits ever. Here’s a little peak of it, while it was in progress:
I am so in love with this yarn (and this pattern, of course). This is what I knit the February Baby Sweater in, last February. The whole time I was knitting that, I kept thinking that I would love to knit a sweater just like it, in the exact same yarn, for myself. Then Pam went and did the modifications to make the pattern fit and flatter a woman’s figure, and she offered the pattern for free! I knew in June, when she offered the pattern, that I’d be doing it in this yarn, eventually. And when fall hit, I couldn’t hold out any longer.
So here’s where I need your input. Buttons? Thoughts? I had been thinking I might use the same buttons I used for the baby sweater (I even have three left):
These are purplish-bluish shell buttons, and I loved them a lot. What do you think? Shell buttons? Or should I go with a nice metal button? Or wood? Any ideas – or links – appreciated.