Tuesday, 14 July 2009

February Lady Sweater Re-Vamp

February Lady Sweater - New Buttons

February Lady Sweater - New Buttons

Yep, I'm posing again!! (actually these were taken at the same time as the Tamarai ones. I must have been in a very pose-y mood!)

I put new buttons onto my February Lady Sweater(rav project page, since I don't seem to have blogged about this before. Very strange!)

New Buttons!

New Button Close-up

I wasn't wearing it as it was, the buttons were too big, and purple, and plastic. They made the sweater look like it came straight from the 70s. (The buttons probably did come from then!) So on my regular trawl through the local charity shops, I found a set of three buttons which, when I bought them and took them home, looked much nicer next to the fabric of the sweater. So I snipped the other ones off, and sewed these on.

I think it looks much more sophisticated now, and I'm more likely to actually wear it. There's nothing worse than a handknit that stays in the cupboard, is there? But now this one is freed, and can be worn with pride! :D

And while I was taking photographs, here's a gratuitous macro shot of the lace

Macro Lace

8 comments:

Kate said...

I'm liking all the purple knits very much. :-D Buttons are something that can really make a difference to a garment and you sometimes don't realise until you have the right ones. Which is why it takes me so long to finish cardigans..!

photoknitdog said...

It's so lovely! The buttons look great with it. :)

clarabelle said...

Fabulous! Looks fantastic on you...

Samsara said...

There's my favourite colour again! :-)

Zu said...

It looks even better on a live model. ;-) The color really suits you too.

Karen said...

Just love the February sweater. It's a beautiful color! Great!

Moggle said...

It looks really good :-)

Samsara said...

Thanks for coming to my party and bringing lots of sparkle! Your name is in the sorting hat ready for selection day :)