Thursday, October 13, 2005

Button, Button, Button

I've almost got the hang of updating my blog more often than once a month. The problem is, I think of something to blog, and then sit down to blog it, and the power is out. Or Blogger is on the fritz. Or the boy is screaming. Thus my carefully constructed (read: just thought of something funny) blog entry disappears from my head. Ah, such is life.

Well, I'm at it again. Making the boy another knitted object. You'd think I'd occasionally like to make myself something, but I guess not. I think it's 'cause stuff for babies goes so quickly. Three hours for a hat, a few days for a sweater. I am definitely not a "process" knitter. Oh, no. I don't care how wonderfully meditative knitting can be. I want stuff at the end of that process. Cute stuff. Stuff for somebody to wear. Oh, and none of that "hang it on the wall" quiltmaking mentality. If I am going to make a quilt (or anything else) it had better be useful by the end. That's why it makes me crazy knowing the absolutely awesome scarf I made for my brother a couple years ago is lying in a heap somewhere, never used, because he isn't a "scarf" kind of guy. What, he never gets cold? Oh, and now he is out working in the big hotel in Yosemite, and when winter rolls around, I'm sure (okay, not sure, but I'm hopeful) he'll be thinking to himself "Gee, wouldn't it be great if I had that scarf my sister made for me right now."

A girl can dream.

Anyway, back to the boy's sweater. It's going to have a kind of henley-style neckline with a couple of buttons, on account of his gigungous head, and I would love to get some opinions on my button options. So, should it be the
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gold bumble bee, the
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faux stone, or the
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silver elephant? Comments very much appreciated.

p.s. I am a doofus. I just remembered I made myself a scarf the other day. I guess I'm not as pathetic as I thought.


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Sara said...

The deleted comments were spam, so don't worry that I will delete your comment! Oh, and don't be afraid of the word verification either, just a little spam precaution....(note to mom: just type in the letters you see. if you can't see any letters, ask a young person to come help you.)

Kat said...

Love those bee buttons, but the silver elephants might be better on a kid sweater.

Ma. said...

Now THAT hurts. I'll have you know that I spent yesterday updating the pictures on my website and will have them uploaded as soon as I find out how to get rid of the pesky leaf background that makes the captions totally unreadable. So I'm not completely lame, just partially. . .

And I vote for the elephants or the faux stone for the same reason--the bees are cute, but it's a baby sweater!

emmy said...

I had that type of spam too and had to go to letter verification as well.
I vote for the elephants for a cute little boy. Just perfect!! In my opinion of course :)

Henning said...

The elephant it is! Gavin loves elephants. How could it be anything else?