There’s finished, and then there’s finished. This sweater was “finished” about a year ago – knitting done, ends woven in, even worn a couple of times. But, there were some hanging chads in the finishing department: namely, the two B’s: buttons and blocking.
I searched and searched last summer for the perfect buttons. Bid on and won multiple lots of vintage buttons on Ebay, scrounged at Twisted and Fabric Depot, begged JJ from Buttonhole Buttons to search her stash. You see, I wanted blue. Bright blue. To match the inside pockets of this gorgeous sweater. I found two sets, but wasn’t sure which I liked better.
Then this week happened. Here I was, having just casted on about a ga-zillion projects, with deadlines looming, and what did I do? Dug out this sweater, finally blocked it, and, with Hazel and Stefan’s help, finally narrowed my buttons down and sewed them on.
Verdict? I’m in love. It’s a really sweet sweater, and the Silky Wool from Elsebeth Lavold is amazing, especially for the price. I have another sweater (also finished last Spring and also sans buttons) that I’m planning to apply the same treatment to, and at least two more sweater’s worth. If you have a chance to knit with this yarn, do it!
The sweater is Something Silver by Veera V, and I added a few more button holes than the original pattern called for. I did the pockets in a bright pop of blue, and am so glad I did. I think this will be a Spring-time staple from here on in, now that it’s actually finished.