While Alex was helping paint a friend's house I spent a lovely half day with Sophie and Maggie. When those two lovely lasses were picked up to go see The Sound of Music at the theatre I drove down the way and was happy to see that the antique store was open.
I'd tried popping in a few weeks ago and found them closed. On a Thursday. So having them open on a Saturday, while logical, was still a treat.
In I went. Half an hour later I came out with a white paper bag of buttons jaggling in my hand.
All the above buttons were bonuses. Aren't they pretty?
I had gone in search of buttons to finish off the long neglected Goodale cardigan I began in February 2011 with Sunshine Yarns delightful Hydrangea colour on the Luxury Sock base - merino, cashmere, nylon, yum.
I've been looking for buttons with no luck. I'm glad to say yesterday I scored. Finally. Scored beautifully, too, just see for yourself:
Last night I wove in ends and carefully sorted one underarm. This morning I whipped the second underarm into shape and finished tacking down the fronts (going with no pockets). After my chunky pullover comes out of the sink the Goodale will be diving in. Well, to fresh water, cause the Irish wool and cashmere instantly made the water very murky.
I'll sew the buttons on once this second blocking is complete. Then I'll try to wear the finished thing before winter closes in.