I finished knitting the Baby Surprise Jacket a few weeks ago and the last thing I needed were the PERFECT buttons. So I took a trip to JoAnn’s and here were the few the I came up with.
Then I took a vote. I basically presented the blue round buttons in the top image and the brown round buttons in the bottom image to about 15 different people. Then I expanded the vote to include the purple hearts in the first image.
Results: Blue: 9 purple: 4 brown: 2
Here is the final product:
(wait for it…..)
So I ended up with a totally different button, as you can see. I ended up going to Vogue Fabrics in Evanston and found these and thought they would be PERFECT. I think the pink/salmon really contrast well with the purple-blue-green colorway and the scalloped edges work well with the knitting. They are a little too big and snag a little on the button holes, but I figure it can be worn open anyway, so I’m not going to worry about it. Besides, I won’t be the one dressing little Gabrielle Joy, now will I? (the sinister older sister rears her little blond head….ha, ha, ha, ha!)