Wednesday, December 19, 2007

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    Living creatures are nourished by food,
    and food is nourished by rain;
    Rain itself is the water of life,
    which comes from selfless worship and service.
    -Bhagavad Gita

    The Denim Aran is almost done (and my Clean Slate plans are being thwarted by some new projects, but more on that to come). And with the finishing in sight, an important decision comes onto the horizon. The buttons. At first I was thinking of using my Royal Marine buttons from Three Feathers Pewter (I bought them at Colonial Williamsburg a couple of years ago), but I need seven and only had six. Rooting through my button stash, I have enough of two kinds of silver buttons.
    What do you think? The sunburst or the celtic ones?

    For some perspective, here's a very poor shot of the almost-finished sweater. Don't talk to me about how long it took to seam down that color. Sheesh!Bad photo, because it's actually raining in San Diego. Yay!

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    20 Comments:

    Anonymous Suzanne said...

    Definitely the Celtic buttons. :) Merry Christmas!

    12/19/2007 9:34 AM  
    Blogger Nonnahs said...

    Gaorgeous sweater! I vote for the celtic button. :)

    12/19/2007 9:35 AM  
    Anonymous chester said...

    I would go with the sunburst- the celtic might compete with your beautiful cables. But they're both pretty.

    12/19/2007 9:37 AM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    My gut reaction was the celtic button, and it looks like I am not alone. The sweater looks beautiful! You are inspiring to actually start some new projects, and, you know, actually work on them. ;)

    12/19/2007 12:05 PM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    I meant to say, you are inspiring ME to do more knitting. Evidently, the mere thought of starting a new project has affected my typing skills.

    12/19/2007 12:06 PM  
    Blogger nova said...

    Though I like the sunbursts, I am going to have to say the Celtic buttons.

    12/19/2007 1:17 PM  
    Blogger Kristen said...

    I think the sunbursts better complement the sweater.

    12/19/2007 4:42 PM  
    Blogger loribird said...

    I vote sunburst - just because the cables and the celtic knotwork right next to each other compete rather than complement. I'm usually quite fond of knotwork too - save them for another project (or send them to meeee!)

    12/19/2007 5:22 PM  
    Blogger carla said...

    I vote celtic.

    12/19/2007 5:32 PM  
    Blogger Nikki said...

    I love those celtic ones - they're perfect with the cables.

    12/19/2007 6:28 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    I love the celtic ones too. Looks great!

    12/19/2007 6:46 PM  
    Blogger Rebecca said...

    It looks like the majority are going with the celtic, which I normally go for hands down, but I am going to have to vote for the sunburst because the Denim sweater just seems to be a little bit more contemporary...........

    You have buttons from Williamsburg? Really? I wish I had been into knitting when I was there! I have a colonial wooden rolling pin that I bought there and just love.

    12/19/2007 6:51 PM  
    Anonymous Meg McG said...

    Since the two buttons are the same size, and they look really big, I would have to go for the sunburst buttons. The celtic knots compete with instead of complement the cables.
    And I know you're not asking, but do you have any wood toggles? That would give it a nice homey touch.
    All your knitting is gorgeous, you have quite a talent.

    12/19/2007 8:00 PM  
    Anonymous theflitgirl said...

    Sunburst. The Celtics have too much complicated crissing and crossing, and you want all eyes on the cables, not the buttons.

    12/19/2007 8:16 PM  
    Blogger Pam said...

    The celtic ones SHOULD go, but really, I like the sunbursts better. Which, by the way, illustrates why I have a drawer full of buttons I bought the first time -- I have an IDEA of what should work with a sweater I'm making, which ends up being different than the actual right button. All worth .02. Love the sweater!

    12/19/2007 11:45 PM  
    Blogger Susanne said...

    Love them both but the celtic ones are better with the sweater!...and my $0.02 for wiiw..!

    12/20/2007 4:23 AM  
    Blogger Wool Winder said...

    I like the sunburst buttons best with this sweater, which by the way is gorgeous!

    12/20/2007 5:12 AM  
    Blogger Marsha said...

    I vote the celtic too. They look great!!

    12/20/2007 5:23 AM  
    Anonymous Cora said...

    Celtic all the way. I think the sunbursts look denim jacketish.

    12/20/2007 9:05 AM  
    Anonymous mwknitter said...

    Celtic - without question for an Aran!

    12/20/2007 9:37 PM  

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