I was done knitting this weeks ago, but I finally seamed the top of the arms and found some buttons. All done!The buttons are kind of light brown and cream, like chocolate and vanilla ice cream swirled together – a perfect match for a yarn called Neapolitan. Because the stripes are fairly bold, I didn’t want buttons that would compete with them. Lord knows there are plenty of cutesy kid buttons on the market – little bugs, butterflies, legos, etc – in every shade of pink imaginable. None looked right. I’m happy with this subtler choice!
Just a reminder – this was knit with Knit Picks Felici Sport (on a US 4 needle) and it took me slightly over 2 balls to do it. So if you buy yarn for this, buy 3 balls! I’m going to make another one using my Ecology colorway. I only have 2 fresh balls, but since I’ve already made a pair of socks out of it, I have some leftovers that should be enough to finish the project.