Sep 18, 2013

My favorite things scarf - yarn along

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? ~ Ginny 

(button from Walnut tree)
I've started working on the "My favorite things" scarf - I had the pattern saved on my pinterest board for a long time so I've decided it's the perfect scarf for next winter.

School has started so I'm back to reading notes from lectures and textbooks, nothing too interesting to share...

I've been busy last week uploading photos of buttons on Etsy.
My uncle who's been creating wooden furniture and decorations all his life made few buttons for my knitting projects some time ago and I love them.

He's currently unemployed and when he's not taking care of the garden or helping grandma, he spends his free time in a little wood-shop next to their house.
I wanted to share his creations with the world, and he agreed to make few more buttons for you guys!

they are made out of walnut wood and the designs are burned so they will last even with frequent washing and use.

He made some big buttons with Christmas themed decorations - they would be great to add a final touch to the cowls, hats or sweaters you'll be knitting as Christmas presents this year.
I've put them up on Etsy this early because some people - just like me - need to start working on christmas projects NOW! to have enough time to finish them on time.

and he also made few sets of smaller buttons - just in time to be added to snuggly autumn knits. It's been raining all week here and I'm knitting like crazy.

I hope you'll take your time and visit the Etsy shop, or our facebook page.  We'll post coupon codes and other discounts on facebook during the year, as well as new offers and special collections.

and if you like some of the buttons, don't hesitate to get them - we offer free worldwide shipping until the end of September - coupon code AUTUMN2013

all the buttons were hand-made with love and so they'll be perfect for the hand-knits for the holidays.

thank you for stopping by and reading my post.


  1. Holy horse! That's an awesome scarf project. I can't wait to see it further along.

  2. Love the scarf and the buttons are gorgeous! Off to check out the FB... :)

  3. Your scarf looks gorgeous and the buttons are amazing! Unfortunately out of my price range right now but they're definitely worth the money - beautiful.
    Thanks so much for telling me about your yarnbombing project - is it recorded anywhere?

    (Also, your link on Ginny's page links to your ravelry account, thought you might want to know).

  4. psst: you've linked your ravelry page instead of the blog page over on ginny's yarn along, thought you might want to know.

    I love the scarf that you are knitting, so beautiful and great colors :)

  5. Really love this pattern- so colorful. Off to your shop!

  6. Pretty colours for your scarf and the wooden buttons are beautiful. I'll take a look on Etsy. Deb x

  7. Wow, what gorgeous buttons, I have favourited your Etsy store ;)
    I love your fair isle and look forward to watching it progress.
    Marigolds' Loft

  8. Those buttons are crazy gorgeous.

    Whereabouts in Africa were you? I grew up in Zimbabwe :) Working for an African Tourism Association, excited to have a fellow Africa-lover commenting!

  9. I'll be interested to see your favorite things as it progresses, and those buttons! I love the buttons (especially the starry night one) and the story behind them. I can already picture them on the cowls I'm knitting for Christmas!

  10. That scarf looks like so much fun. I LOVE the buttons!

  11. Hi Jarka, I LOVE the idea behind the "Favorite Things Scarf"--colorwork is so much fun! Now I want to make one. : ) Are you going to follow the pattern as written, or will you add your own "favorite things" as some have done on Ravelry?

    Those buttons are really lovely. I am adding them to my wish list. ♥

    Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving such a nice comment.

  12. Oooh, I have the "favorite things" pattern favorited on Rav, too - really neat to see one in the making!

  13. Hi!
    I loved the buttons, congratulations for your uncle!
    I liked so much your scarf too. Loved the motifs!
    Maybe one day I can knit motifs like this!
    I am just starting in colorful knitting!

  14. Pretty buttons. And I like the colours you have on your scarf so far.

  15. just came back from the etsy shop and ordered some love love them!!! I saw you spent some time in Kenya.....I was only there for 12 days (doing a water mission) but I know I left a little bit of my heart there; such a magical place!!!
    thanks for popping into my blog....glad i came across yours.

  16. Beautiful buttons! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.

  17. Wow those buttons are so gorgeous, thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Clare x

  18. Wow, you're colorwork is amazing! I'm too scared to try it. (Also, love your mug :) Giraffes are my favorites!)

  19. Adorable them! Happy knitting. I'm clicking over to check out that Etsy...

  20. Lovely buttons. Thanks for dropping by my Random Thoughts today. Good luck with school.

  21. oh the buttons are just beautiful! I'm trying to think of yarn I have that would match them

    it's warming up here so sweater weather has passed :(

  22. What gorgeous buttons--thank you for sharing! The beginnings of the scarf looks lovely!

  23. Buttons are beautiful! And the scarf too:-)

  24. What beautiful buttons! Love your scarf too ~ best with your studies and happy knitting!

  25. working on my ripple blanket, reading "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt."

    Cindy Bee

  26. Your scarf looks great to far. LOVE the buttons (esp. the one with the Christmas tree!). off to check out the shop.