Monday, July 16, 2007

Mrs. Darcy finished! buttons, buttons, buttons


Well, after a lot of fiddling with the sleeves (my fault, trying to do them top down in one piece) I finally finished! Now for the button hunt. I confess. I am NOT a button person! So when I went to the sewing/craft supply area in Bangkok to look for some, I knew I was in for a hard time ...

See what I mean?
And that isn't even a quarter of the buttons! There were plastic buttons, metal buttons, wooden buttons, buttons made from coconut shells, from bamboo, from shells, from bone ... I mean !!!!!

SO. I ended up using some old buttons in my sewing stuff at home. Not exciting, but I figured when niece Mandy gets the sweater, we can change the buttons to something SHE wants!

Now on to finishing the NEXT project ... Samantha!

5 comments:

I Giggle said...

What a great selection of buttons! I'm so jealous. When I send you my handmade yarn, maybe you can send me a few cool buttons. I don't know what I'd do with them, but they're so pretty! Ooooohhhhhh shiny....

JL said...

I always like to keep buttons, you wont know when it is needed.

Nicki said...

Hi Riki,

Just finished reading your blog AND all the posts on Craftster for the Mrs. Darcy KAL ... have you ever written up your adaptation for it knitting in one piece? I would love your directions. :-) Your posts on Craftster are so helpful!

Are you on Ravelry? My ID over there is "loopette".

Thanks!

Nicki

fiondo said...

Hi Riki,

I read on the Mrs. Darcy KAL that you have written the instruction for knitting it in round. I had just discovered this wonderful pattern and would love to have a copy of your instruction in round!!!! I would really appreciate it if you could send me a copy!

Thanks!
Fion

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