Button, button, who’s got the button?

Buttons come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Early buttons were flat and fit into a loop. The first button is around 5000 years old while the first button with button holes appeared in Germany around the 13th century. The first button makers guild was formed in 1250 in France. The first political button was from George Washington’s 1789 inauguration. Here’s an interesting article on the history of buttons. Scroll down to the bottom of the article. There is a photo gallery of some amazing buttons.


Liberated Orphan wip number five has a simple yellow button. I wanted to keep this month’s aviatrix hat gender neutral. It’s going in my gift bin for when I need a last minute baby gift. The yarn is Malabrigo Arroyo in Archangel. Archangel is one of those colorways that looks vastly different on every base I’ve seen (and yet still fantastic).


What’s this hanging out by my aviatrix hat? Why, it’s Liberated Orphan wip number six!  This was a cast on in Malabrigo March 2015. I’m pretty sure I haven’t worked on these since then. The pattern is Endpaper Mitts. I started it using Malabrigo sock in Light of Love and Alcauci. Both are still lovely, but I’ve lost my knitting mojo on this pattern.


But wait, I have one more Liberated Orphan Wip! Milo II is the seventh wip for September. This is the second addition of the Milo vest. This one has the cutest heart cable pattern. It’s in Malabrigo Arroyo colorway Jupiter. This is part of an aviatrix/milo set for another coworker expecting their first child. Sorry about the crummy night time photo. I think you can sort of make out the hearts.

Update on other wips:

  • Portland Bias Scarf: Skein three has 19.20 grams left.
  • Frank in Pairs: Sixteen rows done in the second Frank section.
  • Dewberry Dancer: No progress on this one.

Ernie’s hanging out with some hot coco. I think he’s decide this new aviatrix hat is for him. You can just see it poking out beneath him.


Two days left and two more Orphan wips to liberate. I’m off to knit!

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