Here is the completed shrug, sans buttons:
|Finally Seeing the Light Again|
Here are my buttons (they are just as they looked in the eBay pictures):
These are mother-of-pearl flower-shaped buttons. When you look at the reverse side, you see the outside shell striations. Very neat and natural looking.
The thread I used to sew on each button was embroidery thread. I have a ton of it, even though I don't do much cross stitch or embroidery..
|I Said There Were a Ton!|
One container I've had since I was a teenager (friendship bracelets) and the other two are from a yard sale. I bought the two bottoms ones for a total of $5. Awesome deal. They really do come in handy, so it was a good purchase, even if I'm not cross stitching.
I chose a dark green and started sewing. I had 18 buttonholes, so it took me a bit to sew them all on. But once I finished I was happy with the results:
|So, What'cha Think?|
Here is a close-up of the ends with the buttons:
That is the sleeve of the shrug above. You can wear this a few different ways, but I could only think of two ways. I looked on the internet for some help and here is a montage of the different ways (not all ways are feasible, but funny none-the-less):
|As a Shrug|
|As a Scarf|
|As a Shawl|
Here are the funny ones:
|As A Neckwarmer (if you were a giraffe)|
|As a Torso Warmer (Vince's favorite)|
|As a Hoodie|
|Back of the Hoodie|
The shrug is really the best and normal way to wear it, but it was funny trying to come up with alternate ways to do it. The Little Green Riding Hood (aka the Hoodie) is my favorite funny way to wear it.
It was a bit disappointing that there aren't more ways to wear it. I spent awhile knitting it and it's like a convertible car that you really can't put the top down. Anyway, I am proud of, even if I can wear it one way.
I have a few handmade items on the horizon that I am making for Christmas, so stayed tuned!