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May 13, 2008

From Sally — Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button(s)?

Filed under: Sally's Ode to Joy — surly @ 10:13 am

I do!

At the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival I found the perfect buttons for my Ode to Joy cardigan. Don’t you love it when that happens?

I may only be able to knit a few rows a day, but at least when I finally finish this project (at this rate, my estimated date of completion will be sometime in 2012) I won’t have to shop for the buttons.

I’m partway through the matching square for the other front. I know. It’s sad.


  1. Those buttons are perfect indeed! Both color and shape are just right. Congrat!

    Comment by technikat — May 13, 2008 @ 10:59 am

  2. The square buttons are perfect. I think finding the right ones is getting more and more
    difficult- there are no sewing stores left these days.

    Comment by Lorraine — May 13, 2008 @ 11:07 am

  3. I agree,the buttons are perfect. And as for the knitting, a little is better than none. My hand issue is different than yours, but I do understand. Take care.

    Comment by Marsha — May 13, 2008 @ 11:23 am

  4. Hmmm… Lovely. Nice find.

    Comment by LaurieM — May 13, 2008 @ 12:21 pm

  5. Gotta love when the pieces come together like that. Even more when it involves buttons :0

    Comment by Nicole — May 13, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

  6. From Susan — I love the buttons and agree that that is the hardest part of the whole deal. Where are all the beautiful buttons anyway???

    Comment by lv2knit — May 13, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

  7. I can so relate to having a physical problem that prevents you from knitting very much. It is so frustrating! I still love to look at the wonderful work people are sharing in blogs and on Ravelry.

    Comment by Marty — May 13, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

  8. You know that photo of your mitered square with those buttons could be on the wall in art exhibit. The repetition of shape and color…WOW! Well yes, you would have to tuck in the ends to make it perfect.

    Comment by Becky — May 13, 2008 @ 4:50 pm

  9. Again, you have chosen the perfect buttons! Great job…

    Comment by kay — May 13, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

  10. I think the buttons are omens of quick healing. At least I hope they are.

    Comment by twinsetellen — May 13, 2008 @ 8:22 pm

  11. Wow! Those are perfectly terrific buttons. Perhaps they can be incentive to finish before 2012 🙂

    Comment by Karen B. — May 13, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

  12. What a triumph! Synchronicity at its best.

    Comment by Angie — May 13, 2008 @ 10:44 pm

  13. Perfect. and beautiful.

    Comment by PainterWoman — May 14, 2008 @ 12:04 am

  14. Really wonderful buttons — what a great find!

    Comment by Pam — May 14, 2008 @ 12:45 am

  15. Beautiful buttons! What a perfect match!

    Comment by Snowbird — May 14, 2008 @ 8:19 am

  16. A happy coincidence indeed. They were just meant for your project, weren’t they? Hope you keep on healing nicely.

    Comment by Ros — May 14, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

  17. It doesn’t get more perfect than that! What a terrific find(I love when this happens). Just take it slow and easy-at least now you can visualize the whole. This being my first comment and having recently found your blog-thank you for a really inspiring site! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you both…

    Comment by Mary Jane — May 14, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

  18. Absolutely perfect! Wonderful choice. Almost makes me jealous that I can’t always find the perfect button.
    Maybe you should buy a lottery ticket today! 🙂

    Comment by Amy — May 14, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

  19. Love the buttons, and let’s hope your hands heal up so it doesn’t take until 2012 to finish your sweater.

    Comment by Pam/2muchfun — May 14, 2008 @ 10:23 pm

  20. Those buttons, in that exact color, were the very last thing I looked at before I made myself leave the Festival on Sunday, having spent way too much money already! It’s nice to have your photo to remember them by, and am so glad that you bought them (or their siblings) with the perfect project for featuring them.

    Comment by Tess — May 17, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

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