Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My New Buttons

Suffering as I was from a sore throat (although 'suffering' doesn't adequately describe throes of agony I endured. Just thought I'd add that, in case you missed that I was sick. I was ill, by the way - have I mentioned it already?), an idea for a cowl pattern popped into my head. Before I even tried it out, I had already found the buttons I was going to put on it. Aren't they luvverly? They're made by a great craftster called William, who turned to button-making for his wife Donna's projects. He can be found as Oruaka on Etsy, where he sells a range of beautiful handmade wooden buttons.

Anyway, the buttons arrived while I was in hospital (have I mentioned that I was ill? I thought I should, just in case you were wondering), so it was a lovely surprise to return to. The tragic aspect of this whole story is that while I was a-bed (when I was sick. Just a few days ago. In hospital) I tried out the pattern in my head: with green yarn, I started a cowl with cables and bobbles, aran-sweater-style, which would've looked quite fetching adorned with a cool wooden button. But...
...but....
crochet cables are soooooooo boring. Snooze. The fact that I was doped up to my eyeballs on antibiotics (because I was sick) didn't help, but I kept nodding off, waking up with my head lolling backwards on the pillow, an unattractive dribble from the corner of my mouth and my crochet in a heap in my lap. And I really had to force myself to pick it up and attack another stupid cable.

The result is that I now have a selection of lovely buttons, but no concrete project in mind yet for them. Nothing concrete, mind you, but about fifty different possible projects that just might look nice with a new button. In the meantime, let's have another gratuitous picture of My New Buttons:

Mmm! Aren't they pretty?

3 comments:

Maria said...

Hope your feeling better now - sorry, but I am laughing at your description of you drooling ☺
The buttons are gorgeous

Paul & Carla said...

I am sorry to hear you have been sick, Gingerbread Lady. And sick enough to be hospitalized is far too sick, I would say. I am glad that at some point you began feeling well enough to dream of crocheting again. May you find just exactly precisely perfectly the stupendously right idea to use your lovely new handmade button. So glad you are better.

Melissa said...

Oh my, these are lovely! Hope you are feeling better :)