I just don't like sewing on buttons.
It doesn't take me long ... I sewed four on this top while feeding the (no longer particularly) little llama this morning (ie less than 10 minutes)
Do you like it?
The cables aren't as sproingy as in the pattern - to be expected when you knit in bamboo/cotton. But they don't look too bad, and it was a quick knit (except for the buttons).
Pattern: Cable Vest, Drops Design
Yarn: Patons Serenity (bamboo & cotton)
Needles: 4 mm knitpicks options
The most frustrating thing about the pattern was the number of ends left to weave in. If I thought about it more, I could have avoided a few. But by the time I was weaving in the last ends, I had to be careful not to try and weave an end under an end (and hence have an end pop out).
Also off the needles are these bootees (booties?). Really quick (and no buttons).
Pattern: Blue Steps Baby Booties
Yarn: Adrafil Floris
Needles: 2.75 mm Harmony dpns
Comments: Doing a toe up cast-on on dpns is really tricky (but doable if you're persistent)
Wrist/ankle rattles. The bells are worked in as part of the knitting, so relatively secure. Just a couple of rounds of twisted rib, an easy morning's work.