the buttons did it.

I was feeling ambivalent about the Hoodie until I got the buttons on. They gave it just the right amount of shape, just the right amount of closure to make this a winner. Buttons buttoned, the fabric just behaves — no more hanging or stretching or awkward pulling to get the sweater to sit right. Instead of regretting my yarn choice, I can just enjoy the softness.

central park!!, originally uploaded by katie:m.
The buttons themselves are quite pretty, in an understated wooden kind of way. As usual, I found them at the local department store — always a surprise. I like the light wood with the black yarn — just the right amount of pfiff to add to an otherwise plain black cardigan. And the best part: I had only 40g of yarn left over!

central park!!

Here are the details:
pattern: duh. [knitting daily] (ravelry)
yarn: Valley Yarns Sugarloaf in black, 17.2 balls (=860g/1393y)
needles: US10/6.00mm
started: March 21, 2008
finished: August 20, 2008