Saturday, February 25, 2006
The Olympic swing coat sweater is nearly done, and now I'm just trying to make some decisions about details as we move into the home stretch. I dug through my button collection and came up with four possibilities for the neck closure, which are grouped happily together here at right. But now it's time for their final showdown to begin, and after the intense scrutiny of our international panel of judges, only ONE button will be left standing. There are no silver or bronze medals in this competition - it's gold or nothing! Well, it's more of a pink/green/blue combo actually, but you get the idea.
contestant #1, representing france - a sophisticated white-on-white floral
contestant #2, representing japan - junior-sized pink circles
contestant #3, representing sweden - neutral-colored big target
contestant #4, representing the USA- yellow-and-white swirly
Any thoughts? I'm not screaming wild over any of these buttons, but if I'm going to get this thing done on schedule for the Olympic torch-extinguishing tomorrow, I don't think button-shopping will fit into the agenda.
Finally, the flower detail. I can't decide where to put it.
julie thinks it should go on the collar - but i'm concerned that maybe it's too big for the collar.
i'm leaning a bit towards the lower body.
What do y'all think? Please register any votes on buttons and flower placement!