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2KCBW: Playing the wild card

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The experimental blogging scheduled for today is just too much for this busy week. A pictorial only post? No new pix around here. A podcast? I don’t listen to them often (although I’ve been on one!), because I can’t skim them like I skim reading. A videocast? Even worse for me. so I’m playing the wild card. “Embellish the story: Blog about an embellishment…”

Buttons. I love buttons. Choosing the perfect button for a project is the icing on the cake. And like icing, I don’t get to have it until the cake, or project, is done. The buttonholes have to be made before I take my project to my favorite button store, the Button Emporium in downtown Portland. It’s a great incentive program to have to finish knitting before shopping, and it also means that I’ll be able to tell if the button is the correct size!

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These are the buttons on my most recent sweater, the Heather Hoodie (cardigan instead of vest). I love how heavy they are, perfect on a garment knit with bulky yarn. I also love the gear motif. A friend saw this picture on Facebook and asked if she could use it to illustrate the concept of a hub. Sure!

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These are the buttons on my February Lady Sweater. They’re also from Button Emporium.

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And these buttons are perfect on Hey, Teach, and they’re from…Button Emporium. I told you it’s my favorite button source!

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But sometimes you just need quick and cute. These are on a February Baby sweater, and they’re from Twisted.

Cardigans aren’t always so quick to knit, so I don’t get a button fix all that often. What’s a knitter to do? What can you put on plain knitting to give it a little kick?

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Yes. Ruffles.

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I love them on this otherwise plain tank that I made last summer. This is Leigh Radford’s Ruffle Tank. Perfect.

I’m currently experimenting with ruffles on a couple current design projects. I hope they do what I want them to do. The first version ruffle had a mind of its own!

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