Portland Buttons

May 6, 2008 at 9:30 pm 3 comments

Another quick trip to Portland, I finally made it to The Button Emporium And Ribbonry. Once inside, I was overwhelmed, every few seconds I’d see a button I wanted. Fortunately, I had taken a ‘yarn chip’, kinda like a paint chip, but with yarns intended for patterns that include buttons. I wrote the number of buttons needed next to each yarn.

buttons 028cr

I do better when I know how many, what size, and what color button I need.

buttons 040crpewter buttons for Poetry In Stitches 166

buttons 026crCeltic knot pewter buttons for
Alice (are we allowed to use her name?) St*rmore vest

buttons 029cr
another future sweater

I did not EVEN get into the ribbons. That was too overwhelming. The fancy ribbons had fancy prices, so I need to have a plan for them. I have some ideas now and I’ll be back there next week.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tania  |  May 8, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    oh man!! I LOVE the buttons!! Especially the ones in the last picture… maybe it’s the combination of the colors of the yarn on the card…beautiful.

    Reply
  • 2. Gina  |  May 20, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Way cool buttons! Kind of makes me want to get back into knitting again.

    Reply
  • 3. margolis  |  April 7, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly.

    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different
    web browsers and both show the same outcome.

    Reply

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