Sometimes there isn’t any, but I find still some.
Recently I was finishing up some travel knitting from the South Dakota trip. These Button Up Neckwarmers (by Mavis Adams, Spin-Off, Fall 2009)) are wonderful projects for knitting up small amounts (~90 yards, more or less) of handspun or the smooshy soft leftovers of other projects that you really want to use for something but what????
Anyway. No seaming, but button sewing is required. Instructions say ‘Sew on buttons as shown.’
So apparently it wasn’t made blatantly clear to me by the finished ‘as shown’ photo, because I didn’t sew the buttons on the right edge. Which I found after I sewed all three on, then tried on, buttoning up in front of the mirror.
D-oh! Off came the buttons. Re-alignment. Re-sewing, and success.
Suri alpaca/Silk handspun, my own (with vintage buttons from my old button collection)
I paid more attention to sew the buttons on the long edge of next one, rather than the short end. And when I tried it one, things were wrong! Again! I thought to myself, ‘Self, you picked the wrong long edge, you did!’
Off came the buttons. Re-positioning, re-sewing, and trying on again. With the same result? WTH???
Then…I flipped the piece.
D-oh! Worked just fine. Seems it was fine first time around, and I re-sewed the buttons needlessly. I just needed to flip it and button it on the other side.
Doubting myself, and looking for trouble needlessly. I sure cause myself a lot of extra work!
Lonesome Stone Mountain Feat (leftovers) (with vintage buttons again)