Thursday, June 17, 2010

All eyes on owls!

I'm working on selecting buttons suitable to be eyes on the owls pullover I've made. This is challenging, because there isn't a huge selection of buttons in the 11mm size (+- .5 mm) that best fits these owls. Here are a few I tried this morning:

I know owl eyes are yellow, but I'm not sure I like the look of yellow or gold on this grey pullover, and at the moment I'm leaning towards the blue ones as being less "starey" than the other options. There will be a total of * 34 * eyes on this pullover! The owls aren't that big. A few more options should arrive in the mail soon, but I think they are going to be too big. Thoughts?


Pandora's Box of FIber said...

I think the top set, with the silver would be most appropriate for an owls sweater that shade of grey. And it looks more decorative.

I agree that gold or yellow eyes would be too much.

paolability said...

I agree, the top set look best.

The black #2 and gold #3 ones look a bit scary and the last not in the same league as the kinitting.

Earin Marybird said...

I liked the silver ones myself. 34 buttons = $$$!!! Not to mention all the sewing time. Have fun!

I've loved the owl pattern for a long time but have only done swatches. I can't wait to see the whole garment.


Why limit yourself? Don't worry about the matchymatchy business, use all of them!

The Transmogrifier said...

I've got to say I'm with everyone else - the top silver set is best. Those buttons give a believable, if abstract, owl-eye look. But they're also subtle enough in color and elegant in design that they don't immediately jump out as EYES STARING at you.