I realised, about eight rows in to knitting the Button Box Cushion, that I wasn’t going to love the experience.
I’m not sure why not. The pattern was simple. (Maybe too simple?) The rows weren’t that long. (120 stitches – maybe that unhappy medium between neither a challenge nor a quick hit?). The yarn was lovely, but I was bored, bored, bored.
I grumbled and grouched and ‘finished’ it. And then I had to sew 108 buttons on.
And yet. And yet. I love the finished object.
So knitting has reminded me of something else. Sometimes, it’s worth all of the slog and tedium for the finished result.
You’d think I’d already know that, wouldn’t you?
(Pattern: Button Box Cushion by Martin Storey (I can’t find it online but it’s in the Home Supplement of this magazine.). Yarn – luxury merino – and about half of the buttons from Treacle Wool Shop. Other half of the buttons via my mother’s button tin. Shout out for Alan for putting up with all the grumbling.)