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Right As Rainbow: Nonagon!

25 September 2013

Hey, did you guys see Les Misérables (2012) when it came out in the fall? Little Miss Feisty and I saw it at The Big Scream and basically as soon as the music started I got all teary. But then it was just a few months after the baby was born and I might have been the tiniest bit emotional. [I used to think my mother was a wimp for not being able to watch certain television shows without getting misty. Now, I totally get it. Sorry, Mom.]

Just have to weave in the ends.

Just have to weave in the ends.

Anyway, I was going to post yesterday and say something about the song “One Day More,” but couldn’t find a legal video of it. So we’re back to our good old Knitalong Theme Song, Nonagon, which is more appropriate anyway. And also cheery:

I finished my sweater yesterday and bought buttons today at the glorious Oxford Yarn Store (about which more later in the week). Then I (I am not making this up) went to a meeting and got stung by a wasp several times while trying to discuss those pesky scheduling issues that often come up at meetings. I wouldn’t mention it, because you know I never complain, except that somehow in the bustle of ice-getting and kind-advice-taking (“Put vinegar on the stings!” “Does anyone have an antihistamine?” “Get a lemon!”) I somehow lost the buttons.

I am finished!

I am finished! Second-string buttons, but they sure are pretty.

The horror, people! I usually have so much trouble finding buttons, and of course the one time I find the perfect ones they fly the coop. They were green and fit the buttonholes perfectly. Bah! I’ll go buy more tomorrow, but in the meantime the ones above look pretty cute, don’t they? They’re ceramic so I don’t think I can leave them on when Little Miss Feisty wears the cardi, but they certainly work as place-holders.

Pop on over to the Right as Rainbow discussion to see more FOs, or check out the knitalong projects. [If you are participating in the knitalong and you don’t see your project when you click on that second link, you haven’t tagged it “rar-knitalong” – make sure you do or we can’t enter you into the drawings for prizes.]

And use the comments section below to let me know what you think of the substitute buttons. Too much? Just enough?

I’m going to go take an antihistamine and lie down now. Anyone got a spare lemon?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeannie Zeller permalink
    25 September 2013 11:15 am

    Oh.oh.oh. Hooray for a kindred soul who cries at movies. Love your finished sweater and the cool buttons.

  2. 25 September 2013 12:18 pm

    Oh no. I hope you get more buttons of the same kind. Oh no on the wasp thing too. Hope you get better soon.

  3. Stepha permalink
    25 September 2013 12:47 pm

    Adorable! Feel better – stupid wasps.

  4. chopkins2011 permalink
    25 September 2013 1:53 pm

    It’s lovely but ouch!!! Wasp stings are nasty specially in the autumn, when they seem to concentrate their venom. I hope the OYS has more of your first choice buttons. X c

  5. gt4936 permalink
    25 September 2013 3:24 pm

    I am allergic to wasps …. eek the horror of being stung during a meeting. I do have an extra lemon, but it’s an extra long ways away. Does lemon really help? Just apply directly? I may be alone in this, but I don’t love those buttons for this cardi. I love them just not together. But I don’t have to either. Sorry you lost your first choice.

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