Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yarn Along: Ready for Baby

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! 
~Ginny at Small Things

Above is my artfully-arranged photograph du jour.

And here is the photo I really want to share:

It's done!!  The baby's sweater is done!  All it needs now is a wearer!

Actually, it needs to be washed and blocked a little.  And I need to find some really great buttons.   

Will you help me?

What I would really like to do is get two sets of buttons - a boyish set and a girlish set - to have in reserve and ready to sew on when we are matched.  I can't bank on having time to get buttons once we are matched - with Moose, he was born on a Monday, we matched on Tuesday, and picked him up on Wednesday!  Those of you who visit from Ginny's place are all creative and knowledgeable about sourcing beautiful, unique, hand-crafted or lovingly repurposed crafting items, so if you happen upon this Yarn Along post today (or tomorrow, or when life slows down at the weekend . . .) I would be so grateful if you would leave a comment and tell me where you like to source really great baby sweater buttons!

Oh, and yes, I've just started reading Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise , the August selection for the Kitchen Reader book club.  Sadly, Death Comes to Pemberley is beginning to slow its pace . . .

What are you knitting and reading?  Come join the sharing at Small Things and have a beautiful Wednesday!

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  1. Lovely sweater!!! I have never ordered from MJTRIM.COM but a friend has and loves their service. Good luck buttons are so hard to find anymore.

  2. I cannot recommend any one button retailer.. I just finished a project using that yarn and I used a black button..but it was for an a plain ole nothing special button was need something fun and whimmsy!

  3. Oh, I wish I could help. Your sweater is lovely and I can't wait to see if on your little one.