Saturday, February 23, 2008

I didn't knit it, but it's still a bloggable FO.

We found this on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx this week. After a whole week of kid stuff, we decided to do some shopping. In Feb, the racks are marked all the way down - and the girls love looking through the weird shit that's left there. So really, something for everyone...
It's a gorgeous heavy alpaca & wool mix cardigan, thigh length, with a heavy, snuggly feel, and the most heinous buttons ever to be sewn on. Marked down from something with three digits to $10, I couldn't leave it there.
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Can you see these buttons??
They're huge, made of gray plastic, with little dark lines drawn on. For what? So you think it's actual wood grain? Granite? A vintage plastic feel?

They make a good Stonehenge. Or a Caveman necklace.

Instead, the Barbies used em for Modern Art and then they hit the trash.

Next, a conference with the girls in the button tins, and here we are an hour later.

After much debate, we decided to go simple.


Except for the cute square ones at the neck.

All day yesterday it snowed, so it's the perfect thing to be wearing.


Ta Da! Best $10 spent in a while....

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Sunrise Circle is blocked, half hemmed and about to be seamed. It's driving me crazy, as I still can't tell if it's going to fit right. The back seems so small, even though it's measuring at the right dimensions. Hmmm. Check back in a few days and I'll let you know how it comes out.

7 comments:

colleen said...

Great job! I agree: for $10, it ain't worth knitting.

Anonymous said...

It takes a good eye to beyond the hideous buttons. And you only a couple of buttons sitting around the house, right?
Gayle

Carol said...

The plastic wood grain is hilarious. MUCH better with yours!

Temperance said...

Cave man was right, those are fake antler buttons. simulated horn. you should have made that necklace for halloween.

The sweater however is very nice and a great deal.

Anonymous said...

wow! What tj

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

It looks warm and snuggly!

femiknitter said...

It looks SO much better with the new buttons. What was the designer thinking?! Those big gray ones are hideous, though they look pretty funny off the sweater.