Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Choices

Back in October I knit a Shawl Collared Cowl out of Berroco Cuzco. It was a really quick, enjoyable knit, I was quite happy with it and looking forward to getting a decent photo shoot of it with the Fall foliage. All I needed were some buttons, and I would be all set.


Fast forward a month and a bit, and the cowl was still buttonless and dejected. Completely oblivious to it's charms, I had unceremoniously relegated it to the dirty handknits pile that's always sitting next to my sink in the laundry room.

Now, like any other person who has made knitting a lifestyle choice, I've got a few lingering, yet-to-be finished WIPs. They're projects I was once deeply smitten with but that got tossed aside lost in the fray when something new and sexy interesting came along. But there was no reason for this cowl to be in such a sorry state. I had done all the knitting, woven in all the ends, and even blocked it! The only thing standing between me and a finished cowl were 3 dinky buttons.

Off I went to the local fabric buffet, and in no time I had settled on 2 possibilities for the cowl: a plastic steel blue grey button (seen on top), and a metallic, vaguely Celtic reminiscent button (although that might just be me).

Obviously, since I waited for such a long time before even considering purchasing buttons for this cowl, I'm leaving it up to you, dear, sweet readers, to select the appropriate buttons.

What say you? Blue or Metallic? I know, it's a big decision, but we'll get through it together.

Happy Knitting Everyone!

14 comments:

Maryse said...

I like the blue metallic button best!!!

kate-the-enabler said...

I'm going to have to vote for the plastic, which goes against my better judgement (plastic bad, metal good..) so I'll be happy to be voted down.. :)
I did not know about this project!
Looks good. I look forward to seeing what it looks like on.

Alrischa said...

I'm going to go against my normal gut feeling and say *blue-grey plastic*, too. I don't exactly know why; it looks softer somehow, and doesn't take away attention from the yarn so much. lol!

Dad said...

The metallic's complexity seems to take away from the simple beauty of the cowl with the blue buttons.At least that's my sense from the picture! Love Me

Mrhide said...

plastic

Dad said...

I like the blue. In the picture the complexity of the metallic knot somehow takes away from the simple beauty of the cowl itself. At least for me anyway. Love You! Dad

Maryse said...

Came back to see what the other ones voted for ;-) I meant steel blue (bleu métallique) but in plastic... is my favorite one!

Caroline said...

Looks like it's unanimous. I prefer the plastic one too!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Blue plastic one too - I agree w/everyone else. Looks better on the cowl.

sapphireblue said...

I like the metallic.

Audrey said...

Although both are nice, I find the metallic button makes the whole thing more sophisticated, and it does pop more. I mean, why put buttons on at all if you don't want the buttons noticed. My two metallic cents :) It's going to be beautiful whatever you choose.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

For sure the steel blue plastic button. I also have the same problem with my shawl collar cowl...still no button sewn on!

chudoland said...

I like the blue button. :-) The cowl is awesome, thanks for a link, I'm going to knit it.

dawn said...

I like the blue plastic too. Can't wait to see the finished project.