Friday, April 13, 2012

Buttons and Headbands

I have been working on an aran knit headband from the 'Aran Knits' book by Martin Storey.

I first saw the book in the local bookstore, but since I'm not (too) used to working in cables or such textured pieces, I thought I'd check my library to see if they had it first~ and lucky for me, they did :)
I decided to start with the headband as I figure it's probably the easiest pattern. It seems to be working out nicely, and now that I know I can do these stitches, I can justify getting the book...I'd like to try the hats next.
I used Amy Butler for Rowan 'belle organic aran' yarn. My daughter says this looks like peas. She's maybe right(?) I was going for a nice Spring color :0 

In a search for new supplies to spark some currently lacking inspiration, I found these great vintage buttons yesterday. Aren't they pretty? I'm a sucker for vintage graphics and packaging :)

I'm trying to figure out when these bottom navy swirly buttons are from. I wrote a post on the button floozies blog asking for help in dating them. You can read the post here.

~~have a super day~~


Paula said...

Hello Andrea! Your headband is gorgeous! You are a very talented knitter and I love the green! It is so pretty and cheerful and very spring~y! I love vintage buttons too! Have a lovely weekend! xo~ Paula

Martina said...

How pretty this headband Andrea! Have a super weekend too! xx

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