Monday, January 17, 2022

A Back Up

After a week of wear, my button band looks like this: 

So, I decided to make a back up, just in case.

It's a touch wider and longer. The buttons are bigger. And the colors do not go well together, but it's going under my hair, so no one will notice.

I made a slight modification to the assembly. I used a shank button. And I realized that rather than sewing the button on the band, I could slip it on while I was knitting, kind of like if I was attaching beads

Although, I didn't use a crochet hook. I used a bent piece of wire. Otherwise, I strung the button as if I was stringing a bead. It's nice because I don't have to then wind in ends from the yarn used to attach the button. Hopefully it'll be a bit more secure.

21 comments:

  1. I like both especially the bottom one. The buttons look like watches

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    1. They do. It's amazing what sorts of buttons they make nowadays.

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  2. That is clever. The buttons are beautiful!

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    1. I like them. The clever was come up with by someone else more than two years ago. If I knew who to give credit to, I would.

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  3. I like those little clock buttons. They're cool!

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  4. The new one looks like it will hold up better

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    1. Maybe. The buttons are lighter weight. I can see them snapping easier than my first one.

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  5. If at first you don't succeed, definitely try, try again. Like those clock buttons. I've never sewed a shank button but yes, I think it will work better.

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    1. It saves a step and the dreaded winding in of the ends, so it's a win.

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  6. Clever attach, and pretty buttons!

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  7. Both look good. They are definitely too complicated for me to make.

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  8. I love both of them. The buttons are very petty.

    Happy Tuesday, Liz!

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  9. Clever! But that's what we do, isn't it, improve every time we redo something.

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  10. The clockface idea is very neat. Good job.

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  11. You crochet as well as knit, don't you? As far as I know, the crocheted bands, made with cotton yarn, hold up very well. My sister and her coworkers have been using the same ones for well over a year now.

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    1. Yeah, I can crochet. I hadn't thought of using cotton. That might hold up even better. I think I have a third one of these in my future.

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