Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Porter in Purple

Here's the Porter Street sweater done in shades of purple, instead of the blues it usually comes in.  I love how ladylike this sweater is, with its single button at the top and ruffle all the way around.  For this sweater, I used the middle color as the anchor (the color for the cuffs, neckband, and ruffle), rather than the darkest shade, as in the Porter Street sweater.  Good thing too, because the ONLY button I was able to find that looked good with these colors and this style was dark purple, and it would have gotten lost on a dark purple neckband.  In any case, changing up the colors gives it a very different look, and I like it! 
P.S.  I bought a couple extra purple buttons, so let me know if you want this color combination for yourself!

Friday, November 22, 2013

A Perfect Match

Wow, I've really fallen off the blogging bandwagon! Must be because I've been so busy with sweater orders (which is a GREAT thing!).  I'm happy to jump back into it by posting this fabulous sweater I just mailed off to Michigan for Baby A.  I hope it will help keep her warm during those Kalamazoo winters!
I am head over heels for the colors in this sweater.  We actually started with the buttons and worked backwards to select the colors in the sweater.  Are they perfect or what???  I especially like the pop of darker turquoise in the sweater, which is not in the buttons but adds an additional dimension to the finished product. 
It's not obvious immediately, but if you look closely, you'll see that this sweater is actually the Quincy Street sweater with different colors.  Love, love, love it. Hope Baby A does too!