Well, you all know what kind of time I had trying to find the perfect button for the Shawl Collared Cowl. I had a picture of the perfect button in my head, which I know does not exist when I am searching for it. Buttons can only be the perfect one when you don't need them.
Earlier in the week I found perfectly good buttons that weren't suitable, so I went to M&J Trimming (you must remind me to take a picture of the store one of these days.) figuring they would have the perfect buttons. They had perfectly good buttons that I'm willing to live for with the rest of my life.
And those buttons will serve my pattern well:
Pattern: Shawl Collared Cowl, by Alana Dakos, US #8 and US #9 straight needles, and I used 1 1/2 skeins of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Ampato in color #900 (green). Buttons from M&J Trimming.
Wood buttons with stripes and a iridescent pale green pearl in the center:
I really like these buttons. I sewed them on as soon as I got home from work:
And now my cowl is a vision!
I got home too late to take pictures in daylight - not that it was sunny out today anyway, but here goes:
Just wait until the sun comes out and I can get a true color picture.
Another project done, potentially a holiday gift. I'm going to have to make this pattern in different colors because it's easy, fast and functional. The cowl took only two days to make.
OK, so what's next? It started with a skein of Springtree Road yarn ...