The Musings of One Miss Julie

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Lazy Saturday Morning

Grooving to some quiet jazz trumpet on the stereo and with the sun streamed in so beautifully this morning, I was inspired to bust out the camera for photos I've been meaning to take for a while.

pink buttonsAt the beginning of January, I went to visit my friend Michelle in Chicago for the weekend. I took in some yarn shops while I was there, which I was sadly disappointed by. The shop I had longed to visit, and that was anything but lackluster, was Tender Buttons (read an article about the store).

For this button-ophile, their selection was heavenly. They had vintage buttons of all styles, shapes, and materials that were absolutely fascinating. I was most intrigued by the full sets of buttons -- still on their cards -- from the 1930s and '40s. I couldn't wait to get home and dip my hands into the button boxes we inherited from my grandmas to see how their collections compared. In any case, I just couldn't leave Tender Buttons without making a purchase, and when I saw the perfect shanked accessory for my bubblegum-pink SitcomChic sweater, I scooped them up. Aren't they adorable? I also really like that the store designed and had them produced.

baby sweaterI knit a little more on the back of the baby sweater while Scott slept in late this morning. I know I could fly on this if I'd just settle in with my knitting for longer than 15 minutes at a time.

Later today I'm going to take a giant basketful of yarn over to the community center for use by the senior citizens. I got a lot of yarn from Scott's grandma that I know I will not use but that still has plenty of enjoyment left for another needleworker.


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