Which Button?

The faster WE make a decision, the sooner YOU get an FO report on my favorite FO to date…

The buttons range in size from 3/4″ (the white ones) to 1 1/8″ (the pewter look and the tan flower), and while the two larger ones are a stretch, I haven’t washed and blocked said sweater yet, so there’s that…  Also, there are two buttons, as shown in the one photo…  Don’t critique my knitting, because I didn’t block, didn’t “stage”. I just want to know which buttons best suit the sweater!




My favorite?  Whichever one I’m looking at.  The white’s rather simple, but honestly, I will most likely wear this with a white shirt 99% of the time, and this sweater was knitted with Mugsy on my heart and mind, and he was mostly white.  I like how closely the blue matches, and I like that size.  But I have a thing for pewter and for knots, so that makes THAT one nice, and Mugsy did have that spot of tan on his ear, and aren’t flowers always a nice touch?

I don’t know when I’ll make a decision and sew on the two buttons and call it an FO.  It’s supposed to be in the 80s tomorrow, so no rush there.  Wednesday is supposed to be warm too, I think, but Tuesday night is my last evening at home this week.  (Friend is giving my report for me, in case you care.  I actually bothered to call and ask more than 24 hours in advance.  Maybe my old ways are finally coming back to me and I won’t be so scattered for the rest of my life.)

So, let’s say that if you really want to have input, you’d better comment by 4pm ET Tuesday, okay?  Otherwise, I’m interested in your opinion, but the buttons might already be in place…

Oh!  And if you need an idea of what it will look like in the end, go HERE.   Thanks in advance.  In my next life, I’m going to be one of those stylish dames who looks like a million dollars in jeans and a tee, and I’m going to be decisive.

21 comments on “Which Button?

  1. My personal preference is for the beautiful metal buttons. None of the choices are bad, I really think it all comes down to …..personal preference! Tee hee…hope this helps.

  2. gaylen says:

    When I scrolled the button pictures – the pewter button really caught my eye. Having looked at the “finished sweater” I still really like the pewter buttons. And when you get your neck life – will you let me know how you did it? I want a ‘next life’ too. g

  3. Jenni says:

    I like #2 and #3 🙂 Love the color of the sweater!

  4. MrPuffy says:

    Well, I was favoring the matching blue buttons until I looked at the picture of the sweater. Then I prefered the contrasting buttons…..so I can’t decide now either!

  5. Anita says:

    I like the simple white ones in the first photo! 🙂

  6. crimsonpurl says:

    Look at you finishing up sweaters and thangs!

    I saw go with buttons #2

  7. Wendy says:

    I like the blue ones best. Second best is the pewter ones. Good luck in deciding.

  8. Robin in VA says:

    My 2cents….I happen to like the celtic knots!!

  9. grace says:

    I love the metal ones first, the white second the blue last, that said any of them will be perfectly lovely

  10. Sue says:

    Missouri casts a vote for the pewter knots.

  11. Judy says:

    I like the pewter buttons the best. Happy finishing!

  12. Monica says:

    Not the blue ones because they blend in too much.

    Not the tan flower because it limits the occasions you can wear it too.

    I’m going to say the pewter knot because it’s a relatively straight forward yarn, and if the yarn was busy and the buttons were busy, that would be too much.

    That being said, if you really want a staple-all-occasions type item, go with the white ones. They’re really pretty.

  13. Dawn says:

    What beautiful pewter ones!

  14. Dianne says:

    Hmmm…I like the pewter ones best. Or maybe the blue. Then again, the white and flower ones are both nice. Not much help, am I?

  15. Mary says:

    I do think the white ones, they just seem to go with the sweater and their not busy enough to take away from it, the blue would be my second choice only cause it blends in colorwise.
    I like the pewter buttons too but they seem too cold and blue is a cold color as it is.
    Just my two cents worth 🙂 Can’t wait to see it.

  16. i don’t like the white or the flower on the blue… pewter is my opinion, although the blue would also work for me. (that sweater is going to look fabulous no matter what buttons you put on it!)

  17. KM says:

    I was going to say blue because you found the perfect shade. But, since there’s only 2…pewter. You couldn’t do the pewter ones if there was an entire row of them.

  18. AlisonH says:

    I’ll take door #3, Alex.

  19. Nancy says:

    my 1st choice? the matching blue buttons. To show off your beautiful knitting. (really beautiful!)
    choic3 # 2 is the pewter.

  20. nichole says:

    I’m late, but I vote for the pewter… the last ones are pretty too though!

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