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On the Needles

  • Striped Silky Wool Jacket
    started: October 8, 2007
  • Jade by Elsebeth Lavold
    started: November 6, 2007
  • Pomatomus Socks
    started: August 12, 2007
  • Lizard's Ridge
    started: September 14, 2006
  • Trellis from
    started: September 6, 2006
  • Ribbon Short Sleeve Pullover
    started: August 28, 2006
  • Sarah's Surprise
    started: July 30, 2006 finished: August 26, 2006
  • Log Cabin Blanket
    started: July 8, 2006
  • Socks that Rock May kit
    started June 11, 2006
  • Audrey
    Rowan 35
  • Ravenna
    Lopi No. 24
  • Abfab Afghan
    Kit in Ivory for a wedding gift
  • Kiri Shawl
    All Tangled Up started: October 2005
  • Baby Bobbi Bear
  • Cable Lace Cardigan
    Vouge knitting s/s 2004

Needs Finishing

  • Via Diagonale
    from Needs handles and lining
  • Aztec Sun Vest
    This needs the sewing and a little embroidery

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November 27, 2006



I have to say I like the celtic knots (lower right) best, even though you can't really go wrong with whimsy.


Celtic knots. See you tomorrow!


I like the swirls. Celtic knots are my number two choice.

Dirt Under Her Nails

My kids love (and I mean love) whimsey, so I vote for hearts and stars, and dinosaurs for a boy. I especially recommend the whimsical if the child (parent) has only a mild appreciation of the handmade, or a very tenuous relationship to you. My kids love their sweaters from Aunt Jas regardless of details like buttons, but a stranger's sweater would benefit from a cool feature like dinosaur buttons. (Thus helping to instill an appreciation of the hand made)
Your beautiful and simple sweater calls out for special buttons, and kids love the obvious, so my vote goes to whimsey buttons. I like the hearts and stars best.
Live Sis


I'm all Celtic. In addition to being "appropriate" to a cabled knit, they're so twee and adorable. Of course, I don't have any kids (that I know about) so I could be totally wrong on the whimsy angle.


I love the metal swirls. But I agree with Sis that a child will be intrigued with whimsy. If the sweater is for a really wee one, I'd go with the celtic or metal swirls....he/she won't know the difference but doting adults will.


Another vote for Celtic!


it's still pretty darn cute. i like the knots


Lovely! Whimsey is always good for children...



karen Lauterwasser

I love the dinosaurs and stars, but I know what they are like to button. If the sweater will be worn mainly open, go with the fun ones. If someone has to button it up on a squirmy kid very often, I vote for the Celtic knots.

How's that for sitting on the fence?


The Celtic knots are beautiful and will be more functional.

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