I finally finished this sweater, for the second time. I bought this yarn over ten years ago from Diane Soucy when she ran the wool room at the Truckee Variety Store and before she was Knitting Pure and Simple. I knit it into a pullover sweater that was so hot and heavy that I was never able to wear it. Finally last year I frogged the whole thing, rinsed the wool, skeined and rewound it, feeling just a little righteous. I have finally completed it and realize that I selected this yarn at a time in my life when everything I wore was denim blue. Now I'm wondering if I have just finished yet another sweater that I will never wear.
I had seen these cast glass buttons at Jimmy Beans Wool and was convinced that they were the perfect way to finish off the sweater. I didn't stop to think that they weigh a ton, and while they would probably be fine on a v-neck sweater, they make the neck flap down on this crew neck. I can't reknit the yarn - the wool is pretty fragged and has lost some of memory. So I guess I need to go button hunting again - or not wear the sweater or just pretend that I don't care that the button is flapping around below my neck. There's a reason I don't know sweaters for myself.
Feeling in need of a little humor, I'm glad I got it from Valerie.
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