Tuesday, October 14, 2014

a bird in the hand...

or my 5-button-dilemma…
Have you ever had someone in your life who keeps doing the same thing over and over and it kind of bugs you for whatever reason and you don’t know how to stop it? Now, this may sound petty but my friend loves to give me buttons – she travels and buys them for me as a keepsake or souvenir – and I know it’s the thought that counts but she always buys them in fives… and they are usually like 5/8 inch and I need eight or nine buttons of that size for a cardigan. My mother would say, ‘beggars can’t be choosers…’ or ’don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’ (I never really got this one) but, here I am with two perfectly nice cardigans and some perfectly nice buttons that aren’t enough for either one.
Heavy sigh…oh, how ‘bout this? I’ll use two sets of the metal-looking ones for the ‘poppy’ cardigan, alternating them so it will look like I planned it and just buy eight new ones for the ginger cardi…
and I  got my pound of yarn knit for this week!
All’s well that ends well…

2 comments:

Iryna Boehland said...

Ha-ha! I know that one about horses! The history behind it this. When you buy a horse, you look at its teeth, to make sure the horse is healthy. If the horse is given to you, you do not look at its teeth! :-)

Anonymous said...

Just being me, I would use one button of one kind, then a button of the other kind, then back to the button of the kind first used, and so on. It would give it a 'unique' look, but would use the buttons.l0l