First and foremost I want to thank all of you that left such thoughtful and interesting answers to my questions on my last post. I’ve been reading every one as it’s come in and I’m now trying to put it all together and analyze all your thoughts a bit. There are some definite trends, that’s for sure and some really interesting perspectives. If you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll post and answer too and read some of what’s been left already. I hope to write something about all of it for Friday’s post.

In the meantime I’m happy to finally have the chance to share the first FO of 2009 with you!

Evermore Scarf

S and her new scarf!

Pattern: Evermore Scarf by Nicole Whitis
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (2 skeins)
Needles: Size 9 knit picks circs
Knit: 12/30/08-1/8/09

This was a really fun knit! S picked out a great pattern and a great yarn for it too. There’s just a little bit of cabling on this scarf and enough of a change in the knit purl sequence to keep things interesting. I think this would be a great pattern for someone who might be a little bit afraid of trying out cables for the first time. Also a good one for learning to cable without a cable needle, since you’re only crossing two stitches at any given time. It’s simple, it’s very elegant and classic looking and a fun knit! What’s not to love?! Two skeins made a very substantial scarf that is more than long enough to wrap several times, or wear folded such as S is doing in the picture above (She totally consented to the blog pic by the way! Yay!). I had a little fun sneaking it onto her desk before she came in yesterday.

Be vewy vewy quiet! - SP 365.13

And I’m very happy to report that S wore it out at lunch and said that it was quite warm and snuggly. :) Considering the “high” temperatures that are predicted around here in the next couple of days, I’d say I finished just in time! There is nothing quite like a well appreciated hand knit gift. :-D

In other news, the buttons that I ordered for my Zig Zag Steeks Sweater came! Of course, being the good Picsean that I am, I’ll be darned if I can make up my mind which set to use.

Which buttons to use?! - Crafting 365.13

Care to offer an opinion?

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41 Responses to “She likes it!”
  1. Cristi-Lael says:

    From what I can see, the long ones seem to compliment the sweater more…in my humble opinon.

  2. Tina M. says:

    Definitely the round ones, the other ones don’t do it for me.

    Glad she liked the scarf, it looks wonderful on her! You did a great job. :)

  3. Karen says:

    So glad she loves the scarf – although how could she not? I vote for the round buttons!!

  4. stacey says:

    I love the toggle looking ones – very different!!

  5. Beverly says:

    Great scarf!

    I’m voting for the round ones too! I think they fit the sweater better – more traditional or something. Boy…if this trend continues, you’ll have to make up your own mind. :)

  6. Chris says:

    Gorgeous scarf! I love the toggle type buttons on your steeking sweater.

  7. Daniele says:

    I think they both look good, but I would go for the longer ones since they kind of go with the long diamonds in your yoke. (also the opinion of a fellow-Piscean!)

    And the scarf is so lovely! What a great friend you are!! :)

  8. Kristy says:

    I’m glad the scarf was so fun to knit and so well received! As for the buttons, I can’t really decide either. I think that means you can’ t go wrong either way.

  9. aliceq says:

    The round buttons look much better to me.

  10. Elinor says:

    The scarf is gorgeous! She looks so pleased! I like the round buttons better for the sweater.

  11. Sarah says:

    I really like the look of the toggle ones.

  12. paula says:

    pretty scarf. Glad she likes it! I like the round buttons

  13. Alynxia says:

    The scarf is absolutely lovely! I have to vote for the toggle buttons – the round ones will pull attention away from the colourwork. Best to keep those for a special single colour cardi.

  14. MsLindz says:

    Love the scarf! So pretty. I might need to make this pattern even though I’m getting slightly tired of making scarves, seems like it might keep my attention.

    Beautiful buttons, both of them! Such a tough choice and I was initially going to say the round ones, but I think the toggles would look great and be a little different!

  15. Ina says:

    Of course she likes it! It’s gorgeous and was made just for her!!

    IMHO, both buttons are so delightfully singular — I could see a mix of twigs and rounds or just one or the other on a plainer sweater. But the geometric yoke on this sweater draws the eye and deserves a plainer button, unless you want to make a visual pun about sawtooth patterns and timber.

  16. At first glance I vote for the round ones. I know better than to look too long, I’ll start second guessing.

  17. Jennifer says:

    The scarf is lovely, and I imagine well needed right now. I like the color of the toggle button with the sweater.

  18. Julie E says:

    When I first saw the buttons I like the disks best, but seeing them with the sweater I like the toggles better.

  19. CindyCindy says:

    I like both buttons. The scarf is pretty and she looks very happy. You’re a sweetheart.

  20. Megan S. says:

    Wooo! The scarf looks marvelous!

    I’m sticking with my original choice of the toggle buttons! (I’m lots of help, I know ;-p)

  21. Anne says:

    I guess I’m more of a traditionalist, so I would use the round buttons if it were my sweater.

  22. Laura says:

    Beautiful scarf! It will get lots of use very quickly, I’m sure.

    My first instinct was the round ones. But I think the division among the comments was to show you that you can’t go wrong either way…

  23. Walden says:

    :) i don’t think we are going to be of much help with your buttons since it seems to be about half and half, but I’ll give my two cents and say the round ones. I think the round ones compliment the sweater more, but mostly due to the more subtle color changes in the button, the toggles have a higher level of contrast.

  24. Karen says:

    I like the round buttons best.

    Very nice scarf! I bet your friend/co-worker loves the feel of alpaca around her neck.

  25. Cookie says:

    Yay! She looks lovely in it. Well done, Jessica!

    I like the round ones, but it’s up to you because you’re the one who will be living with it.

  26. Nancy says:

    My button choice (another Piscean here) is round as opposed to toggle. That scarf is so beautiful — the stitch pattern shows up so nicely!

  27. Katy says:

    Pisceans unite! When’s your birthday?

    I’m voting for the toggle buttons–the long ones, whatever the proper name is.

    At least SOMEBODY’s coworker likes her scarf…and what a pretty scarf it is! It looks very warm and snuggly :)

  28. Brenda says:

    Pretty scarf! I’m glad it was well received. I like round buttons, but I think either style would work well.

  29. Harriet says:

    The scarf is gorgeous. It looks wonderful on her, too. I definitely prefer the round buttons. The long ones just aren’t doing it for me.

  30. Kim says:

    Lovely scarf. Alapaca will keep S nice & warm (dang it’s effing cold today!). I just love both those buttons but I think my preference is for the round ones.

  31. Opal says:

    i like the round buttons the best.

    the scarf looks lovely on your friend!

  32. Kristi says:

    I like the round ones. The scarf looks great, glad she likes it. :)

  33. Sara says:

    definitely the round buttons!

  34. Tiny Tyrant says:

    The round ones. The scarf is lovely.

  35. Ann says:

    I like that round buttons better. And I have a completely random question for you. While I was looking through some of you older posts, I saw the sock knitting machine you had gotten. My father also saw it and was completely enamoured by it. He would like to know if it is a new model or an antique and where you got it from—I think he wants to go drool over it and dream about having his own some day. Thanks in advance.

  36. Debby says:

    I prefer the round buttons.

    Your timing was just perfect on that scarf. Brrrr!!!

  37. amy/DPUTiger says:

    Round buttons. But that’s been my vote from the start. It’s YOUR sweater. Do what YOU want! :)

  38. Eklectika says:

    I love both sets, but I think the rounds would work better since the ends of the toggles seem to disappear into the main color of the sweater.

  39. whitney says:

    I’m glad the scarf went to a happy recipient! It looks great, and I’m sure it came in very handy for these frigid temps.

    I really have no idea which buttons I like better. I thought I liked the toggles at first, but now I like the round ones. I’m no help!

  40. Mom says:

    In my opinion, I like the bar button. But in the long run, I’d have to see the different buttons with the actual sweater before I could decide.

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