Used the last of my Xmas gift certificate from my friend Katie on buttons for the Green Gable Hoodie. I went to the local knitting store, The Knitting Shop (formerly threads, no web site).
Saw a number of buttons that I really liked in a mother of pearl, and horn shaped wood. All of them would have detracted from the cables on the sweater. Just as I was about to pick out two tortise shell half-barrell shaped buttons, a glint of red caught my eye. The button case had a number of 1/4 inch thick, drilled, and red-varnished antlers. I really loved how they looked like tree rings, but the marrow on the inside looked web-like where a concentric core should be. So here it is:
As always, click to enlarge! Got the sweater done just in time for spring. There are still quite a few chilly days in Nebraska (including today). I wore the sweater to the Easter celebration at my parents’ house. No, my father does not have any spare antlers if you like the antler buttons. He won’t even give up the one antler that stayed velvet on the buck he shot with a hormonal imbalance, even though everyone makes fun of it. But as they say at the end of the Conan The Barbarian movies, “that is another story.”