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Monday, January 3, 2011

365/3 Vintage, Like Me


I finished knitting this baby sweater Saturday.  It only needs buttons to complete it.  I found some off white ones that would work in the button bucket (a little tub of buttons I bought years ago for use in various children's crafts - it has been a good source of buttons for sweaters, too), but they were not exactly right.

Then I remembered there were some buttons in my sewing box, so I looked there.  I found these perfect pink buttons.  Look at the price.   These were probably purchased when I was a baby, making them vintage like me.

I am tempted to save them for a bigger project, since there are ten of them, and buy a new set of five for this sweater.  Little pink hearts or flowers, maybe?  Save these "heirlooms" for a future grand-daughter's sweater?  Or maybe it is time to use these sweet pink buttons, rather than leave them in the sewing box to be inherited by my own daughter.

16 comments:

Katia said...

Oh Jennifer, what a gorgeous sweater! I agree with you on the buttons. I have never been able to knit, tried many, many times before.

Susan Seaman said...

Great shot! My first photo of the year was also of a knitted sweater (no buttons on mind, though).

I think the buttons are perfect for the sweater. I wouldn't worry about saving them for another time - especially since you've captured them in this photo.

Tracy said...

So sweet!

Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

Hello from CO too!
Love those buttons and all your photos. I am following you now. Come visit if you wish.
Peace...Naila Moon

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knit1kids4 said...

Love the sweater and buttons. Tough decision on whether to use them!

Missus Wookie said...

I'd use them and be inspired to do something else with the other buttons. But then I'm working through stash so may be biased.

Melissa said...

It's so pretty! I'm glad it came together. The other night we were both having a hard time figuring out what was going wrong with our projects. I would like to try and attempt a baby sweater. I think I'm going to start with a puppy sweater for Willow first, though.

Lynn said...

I noticed the price right away on those buttons. Like the ol saying 'why leave the good china hiding in the cabinet?' I think they would be lovely on your beautiful hand knit sweater! I can understand why though you'd want to preserve them to. Let us know what you decided.

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

Beautiful sweater. I think you should just use them, too. They're perfect for such a lovely sweater. Plus you'll have enough for another project and you won't have to go buy any now. :-)

Kara said...

love vintage shots, too!

Raymonde said...

Happy New Year Jennifer. May you have a wonderful 2011 with your family.

Beautiful baby sweater. Use the buttons!

Take care. xxx

The Reader said...

Use the buttons! You'll still have 5 left to do a baby sweater for that possible future granddaughter, should you be blessed with one. And then, if all your kids have boys, you won't feel bad you saved those buttons for a girl who didn't appear.

This recipient is bound to appreciate the vintage buttons! They are truly perfect!

Jennifer said...

Y'all are too sweet about the buttons. I forget that you don't all know me well enough to read my voice. As soon as I saw the buttons, I intended to use them.

I just liked the photo with the button card intact.

Kim said...

Love your sweater very beautiful

Leslee said...

I would use those buttone! They are perfect for your lovely sweater... I would however use the remaining buttons on a future grandchild garment!!!

Sara said...

Jennifer! I just happened upon your blog and I love your knit work on this sweater! That is a talent I definitely don't have, but wish I could say I did! This sweater is gorgeous!