LYS: Tender Buttons







There are few notions that we knitters enjoy more than buttons.  Buttons and wool seem to go with each other like peanut butter and jelly, Lucy and Ethel, gin and tonic. On the east side at 62nd street just off of Lexington Avenue is Tender Buttons, a fun, tiny, hole in the wall filled to the brim with all the weird and wonderful buttons that you could ever dream of.

I went in to buy some buttons for a cowl idea that I had and was quickly overwhelmed. 😀 But in a very good, button-filled way.  It’s filled with so many curiosities. Seed packet and cake buttons! I’m sorry that most of my pictures are blurry… I was in a rush and took them with my iPhone.

I have heard that the service there is lacking, and several yelp reviewers would have you think it’s the worst place ever, but I didn’t have a bad experience. The guy behind the counter was helpful, though not overly nice. That’s fine with me. I don’t need to be coddled as a customer. Be warned though, it is cash only, so don’t try to pay with your card. All in all, cute shop, good selection.  I’ll be back when I am ready for cardigan buttons.

52 Project: 18/52

20140505-112405.jpgOh dear. I took this picture this morning and completely forgot to post! Busy, busy day.  Our little corner of New York has greened up considerably,  The trees are so pretty with their delicate new leaves, and the whole city is flower filled and smells fresh.  I’m enjoying this while it lasts, because all too soon the season of hot, humid concrete madness is soon to follow. For any Game of Thrones fans out there, I’m not worried about winter. Summer is coming. 😉 -Marie


52 Project : 3/52

20140120-084620.jpgAnother grey Manhattan morning over here. Mind you, I’m not complaining, I find sunshine a bit boring. I love all kinds of gloomy weather. Rain, yes. Snow, YES! Fog, love it. Overcast mornings? My favorite.

It is relatively warm here though, don’t let the cloud cover and the black, bare trees fool you.  Its was 40 degrees F when I got off the train today which is pretty balmy for New York in January. The word ‘storm’ has been heard flitting about from person to person though. We have a winter storm warning for tomorrow evening. The perfect setting for some knitting, I think.  What’s your favorite knitting weather?