The tiny cotton Trellis cardigan is finished and blocking. In fact, it's been blocking for three days -- I was starting to worry that moss was going to start growing on it, but after a full afternoon of through-the-window sunshine yesterday, it's almost dry. So it's time to choose the buttons! I'm going to be coy with photos so as not to reveal the whole sweater yet; hopefully you can see enough to get the idea. The sweater takes four buttons.
1. Orange plastic. These are the easiest to do up and undo, but perhaps a contrasting colour would be nicer/more interesting?
2. Multicoloured. Gender-neutral colours, with a little sparkle. These are fun, but maybe not the right choice for a "classic" sweater style?
3. Flat and pearly. These, on the other hand, seem like a classic choice. They don't actually look as translucent as they do here -- more creamy and pearly. This pairing is probably the safest. The sweater is already bright orange, so subtle buttons might be best, right?
4. White plastic. The more I look at these, the more I think nah. But I took the picture, so here it is; I could be wrong.
5. Metal-backed flowers. These are great little buttons, but are they right for Trellis? Too busy? Too ladies'-cowboy-shirt for a cabled baby sweater?
The best shot of the buttons themselves is the very top one, which you can click to make really big. Help me choose, and I'll be back soon with the first FO of 2007. Thanks!