My colleague from Los Angeles says that photographs taken from above have a slimming effect. I'm not sure it shows off the knitting to best effect -- and what's more important? -- but maybe it provides an interesting perspective. I would like to note that standing by a window on a sunny day after it's snowed means there's a lot of light and an English Rose like me can look realllllly washed-out. It's winter in Vermont, and I guess I'm going to pretend that I have amazing porcelain skin.
Okay, moment of vanity over.
That last post about Fireside didn't have any pictures of the buttons. Here they are -- leaves! I'm thinking about putting one more button on and making a hidden i-cord for a buttonhole, because my instinct when I put on this sweater is to button it up higher so it feels cozier. Since I actually bought seven buttons (for five buttonholes--whoops), I may add a completely useless button above the one I'm thinking of adding for increased coziness, just as a fun design detail and so I don't lose that extra button.