I went out to JoAnn's to get buttons for a sweater yesterday. When I got there, I discovered that buttons were 50% off, and I kind of went a little bit crazy.
What was I thinking? Ah, well. At least they were cheap. Le sigh.
Lately I've been intrigued by the interesting patterns and buttons in this Green Earth line by La Mode. I put a set of buttons on one of you-know-who's sweaters recently that were supposedly 50-60% post-consumer recycled plastic, and they look for all the world like wooden buttons. Kinda nifty, I thought.
Up there in that collection of buttons, you will notice a set of black buttons from the same line. Up close, they're quite nice, with a marble-ish line running through them. Very tailored, very vintage-looking:
The ones below are, to me, the most pleasing with the yarn, but they are a bit too large. I bought them anyway. I figured I'll MAKE them fit. But when I got them home and read the card more closely, I said, "HUH?!"
Recycled COTTON? Seriously? The card says these are "up to 80% recycled cotton fiber." SERIOUSLY?
If it says so, I guess it must be so. But weird.
And I'm really not so sure I can make these big buttons fit. But we shall see.
P.S. I got some online chat help with my camera from Sony last night, and after several tries, we got the camera reinitialized. Now it seems that at least it works -- all except that the flash will not pop up automatically. I don't really care about that much. If I really do want it to work, I can pop it up manually, and I don't usually like the flash anyway. What I was mostly concerned about were the lack of ability to auto-focus and the macro didn't work. We managed to get those back, so I'm happy. And I PROMISE NOT TO EVER TOUCH THE SETTINGS AGAIN. Yeah, right.
P.P.S. How much you wanna bet that next year my resolution will be: Use up all the BUTTONS I've collected!