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Old 08-27-2008, 02:38 AM   #1
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Which buttons should I order?
Ok, so I need to order some nice buttons for my nearing completion
Central Park Hoodie with viking cables. I asked my husbands opinion
and he said "Yeah" to all of the options I gave hehe Help me out here!

Here are some pics of the buttons I'm interested in and the back of
the sweater to show the cabling. The first button has the same
woven diamond shape as in the larger cable, the second is a dragon
and I love dragons haha, and the third just a general celtic knot.
I'd love to hear opinions

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Old 08-27-2008, 03:56 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
Ok, so I need to order some nice buttons for my nearing completion
Central Park Hoodie with viking cables. I asked my husbands opinion
and he said "Yeah" to all of the options I gave hehe Help me out here!

Here are some pics of the buttons I'm interested in and the back of
the sweater to show the cabling. The first button has the same
woven diamond shape as in the larger cable, the second is a dragon
and I love dragons haha, and the third just a general celtic knot.
I'd love to hear opinions

Libbie
I think if you really like the dragon use that one, although I think the celtic knot will show up better. The first one, I don't think would match so well colourwise. Just my opinion
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post
Ok, so I need to order some nice buttons for my nearing completion
Central Park Hoodie with viking cables. I asked my husbands opinion
and he said "Yeah" to all of the options I gave hehe Help me out here!

Here are some pics of the buttons I'm interested in and the back of
the sweater to show the cabling. The first button has the same
woven diamond shape as in the larger cable, the second is a dragon
and I love dragons haha, and the third just a general celtic knot.
I'd love to hear opinions

Libbie
I'm with you on the dargon, but i have a thing for dragons and lizzards.

the celtic knot would look great as well, i agree that the oterone wouldnt be quite so good, but would still look good
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:00 PM   #4
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Hi Libbie

That knitting is absolutely beautiful! and I love those cables.

I like all three buttons you've chosen but I wondered if you'd come across this site as well. As I like Nordic designs in general, I went on a bit of a mooch:

http://www.nordicfiberarts.com/button.html

My vote's for the Longboat.

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I like the dragon and celtic knot, but I think the celticknot would look and show up better.
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Limey View Post
Hi Libbie

That knitting is absolutely beautiful! and I love those cables.

I like all three buttons you've chosen but I wondered if you'd come across this site as well. As I like Nordic designs in general, I went on a bit of a mooch:

http://www.nordicfiberarts.com/button.html

My vote's for the Longboat.

Best Wishes

Ellie
No, no, no! You are not supposed to be giving me more choices!!!
Haha...that sight has some great buttons, and I agree, the longboat
is really cool and the cables did come from the Viking Patterns book...

Ok, so being a bit of an eccentric I'm thinking I'll just order 6 different
buttons of the same size and have 6 lovely different buttons to
enjoy on my sweater! I can do that since it's for me....

Libbie
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Hi Libbie and Jan

I know, I know .... just as you think you've narrowed the choice down, someone comes along with some other stuff!!!


The Longboat is button PK 198 and PK 199 - there are a couple of others further down the page as well.

I've good reason to remember what a Longboat is - my friend's daughter needed an art and craft project for school and was a bit stumped for ideas. She was telling me this while we were wondering around the local fruit and veg. market and then I spotted some really nice, bendy bananas .... three days and a barrowload of modelling clay later we finally got the shape right.

We made a sail out a bit of white cotton and gave it some blue stripes with poster paint and then made the oars out of cocktail sticks. Wish I'd taken a picture now - put me off eating bananas for quite a while though.
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Originally Posted by gargoylelib View Post

Ok, so being a bit of an eccentric I'm thinking I'll just order 6 different
buttons of the same size and have 6 lovely different buttons to
enjoy on my sweater! I can do that since it's for me....

Libbie
Ooh I think that's a great idea
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I hate to be the odd man out but with the sweater having cables and lots of visual interest, wouldn't it be nice with plain buttons as not to draw attention away from the cables? It's a gorgeous pattern! JMO!
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