Saturday, November 07, 2009

brought to you by the letter b

My Annette is blocked & dry.

Thanks to yesterday's long roundtrip in my new car mobile blocking unit. Funny view back there- some photo equipment, my yoga mat and knitting. Throw in a cup of coffee, maybe a little dark chocolate, and there you have me. Thing wise, I mean.
I found these bug buttons marinating in my button tin. My sister Lulu brought them back from England for me a long time ago- maybe a decade or more. I've been saving them for just the right sweater.

As luck would have it, she popped by as I was contemplating giving them this permanent home. My other option, also under consideration at the moment, was mismatched vintage (and here vintage means not sure where they came from) green buttons. She told me I could do that if I wanted to "perpetuate my patchwork potholder look" . Or I could use the bug buttons if I wanted "a smarter style". Being mature and all, I didn't say anything in a sarcastic Goofy voice like "well, garsh, who wouldn't want to look smart" . But you know, I think I'll go for it.

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Anonymous Paula said...

Aren't sisters just the best?

8:45 PM  
Blogger Turtle said...

looks great, love love love the buttons!!

12:16 AM  
Blogger Ellen Bloom said...

How clever! block and dry your cardy in the back of a hot car! LOVE those buttons too! Can't wait to see the sweater modeled.

1:47 AM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

If I did that in my car, it would smell like wet horse. Aren't sisters the ones who'll tell it like it is? Even if it sounds mean. Nice buttons.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

I love those buttons!!! I think they'll be perfect for the sweater.

12:37 PM  
Blogger woolanthropy said...

Love the mobile blocking unit. So smart. The buttons are fab and can't wait to see the sweater with them.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Lovely, and the bee buttons are very nice! And oh no, hardly anyone wants to contemplate having a "patchwork potholder look."

Clever move with the trunk. I feel that way when I have my guitar, my knitting, a novel, and coffee in my Jeep! Me in a nutshell.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Marla McLean, Atelierista said...

I personally like to some days choose to be a patchwork potholder, and some days, work that smart look. And the days in between? Well I might be a garden fairy or urban chic, or just me.
The 3rd sister

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

Love the bugs!!!!

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Cathy R said...

LOVE the sweater, and the Bug Buttons.

Clever idea to use the back of the car as blocking area - was this to avoid pets/children, or was it the only available flat space?

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Now my look has a name! the buttons are wonderful, I'm looking forward to seeing it all put together!

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

OMIGOSH I love those buttons!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Love the mobile blocking unit. I don't think my knitting budget will handle one, so I'll continue to use the bed.

8:54 PM  
Blogger AniDoll said...

Lovelovelove the buttons!!!

8:18 AM  

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