Sunday, January 19, 2014

BUTTON BANDS



 With ordinary talent and extraordinary

perseverance, all things are attainable. 

~Thomas Foxwell Buxton





My weekend has consisted of
trying to master knitting on
a button band for the sweater
I am knitting for my grandfather.
I about cried after the third time
of having to rip out, but I had  no
choice but to keep at it.

Four times! Four times of picking
up stitches and knitting a rib pattern
that finally looked right, but I did it!

 All the remains is to
sew the buttons on and take
the sweater for a little photo
shoot before putting it in the
post on Tuesday.

Joining with Amanda

16 comments:

  1. You are brave- I bet it will be beautiful and your grandfather will cherish this lovely cardi- love the blue tweed yarn.

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  2. you did it tracey! well done. it is going to be an heirloom, what a precious gift. i love the quote, i think that is how i feel all the time. perhaps a bit more stubborn than anything :)

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  3. You go! Sorry it took several tries for you but in the end you can be very proud of it.

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  4. I have done a few button bands, but only on children's garments. They are so hard and I don't think I've ever done one that I am really pleased with. So good on you for perservering. I don't think I have it in me!.

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  5. My goodness your patience is a virtue.

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  6. Oh no, so sorry Tracey. But you did it!!! Can't wait to see it :)

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  7. button bands can be like that, but now you are a Master! Can't wait to see the finished sweater :)

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  8. It was worth the effort. I'm so envious of you having a grandad and nice to be able to make something for him. I'll look forward to seeing the results of the photo shoot.
    debx

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  9. for what it's worth, every single time i knit a button band, i have to pick up stitches, knit a few rows, see the wonky bits, rip, repeat. your grandfather will love this!

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  10. Button bands. Grr.

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  11. My most dreaded part of the sweater. Don't feel bad - the last sweater I knit for myself I somehow put the buttons on the bottom of the sweater instead of the front. And no, I was not drinking...

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  12. I'm happy dancing with you!!!!!

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  13. I love the quote and your example of why we should persevere. Just beautiful.

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  14. I just love your photos--and this post. Button bands can be sooooo frustrating. But, you stuck with it, and now it's done! ♥ I can't wait to see the finished sweater. Your grandfather will be so blessed by your gift--because there's love in every stitch.

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  15. Oh, I can't wait to see the finished project and I just know your photographs will be inspiring!

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  16. Button bands always get me too! And picking up stiches! I always have too few or too many, never, ever the right ammount :)
    What a beautiful gift a handknit sweater is! I know all your effort will be treasured:)

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