Emily Explains: Sewing on Buttons
Between work and knitting for others, it’s hard to find the time to knit for myself. I managed to squeeze some in during my visit to the Mermaid’s Purl in Wickford, RI, knitting with Lizzie and her customers, and also on a trip to Maine. I was finally able to finish this cute wool sweater that I have been working on for months. I was so excited about finishing but I had to find the perfect buttons. The sweater has a delicate feminine design, so I wanted to add a little playfulness by using a variety of white mismatched vintage buttons. My mom sent a package for me to choose from and last week, I patiently sat and sewed on each one. A former professor once taught me to never make knots when sewing things onto a finished garment. I thought of her as I sewed on my buttons this way.
I was so excited to wear my sweater, even in the heat of August! I’ve been wearing it on the cooler mornings while I sip on my coffee and late at night when I’m up knitting.
Have you started knitting sweaters for fall?