Tuesday, January 25, 2011

White Neckwarmer

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A while ago, I was in need of some buttons. I mentioned it to my mom, and she promptly gave me an assortment of buttons that had been my grandma's or hers for years (only part of the collection, I'm sure).

Since I've been on this kick with headbands and neckwarmers, buttons have given me a lot of fun inspiration. The first project I worked on, I decided to look through one of the jars my mom gave me. This is what the dining room looked like after that:
If you notice the top of the picture, she gave me two tins (in the peach bag) and two jars. This variety is from one of the jars after I'd already put back the ones that were the wrong sizes or style.

Here is one project they inspired:
I decided to create my own neckwarmer pattern. I was looking for something with the fpdc or bpdc to give it texture, but a larger square and a plain back.

This one is done with a "curly" yarn with a silvery strand through it. The buttons are slightly purple and SO much prettier in person! You can see a more accurate color representation in the above picture just a little left of the maroon buttons in the middle.

I have ideas for more neckwarmer patterns--stay tuned! With so many buttons and stitch pattern ideas, I really need to get moving!


  1. I love the look of bp and fp but am so intimidated by it! I don't know why either. If there is a pattern with either or both in it, I won't attempt it at all. Love your headbands! I love buttons too. :o)

  2. I really like them because sometimes they're faster to work than trying to get the hook into a certain stitch--but I know what you mean. If I come across a symbol pattern rather than a written pattern, I don't even look twice! I'm sure they're not difficult to follow, I've just never tried, so they intimidate me. ;-)

  3. That's so pretty! I've been hoping to make a neckwarmer soon, too!

  4. My neck warmer is done but, now, I need to find the right buttons . . .I don't know if I have any that are the correct size . . need to get out the craft button bag and look.

    I like the wider waffles too :0}

  5. Great pattern. I, too, find buttons to be very inspiring.

  6. Looks lovely! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty with It!

  7. SO pretty, I would love one of these..I wish I knew how to make things like this..I am your newest follower via a blog hop..

    sherry :-)

  8. Those buttons! My aunt offered me my Grandmother's button stash and I was a tad too late in responding and she gave them to a school!!! Oh, it makes me sick.

    Thank you for sharing with Fibers on Friday!

  9. I love the neckwarmer. I found the old bin of buttons my dad had collected over the years. I enjoy ever opportunity I get to use those older buttons.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!


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