Mr. Rogers Sweater & The Button Box

The "Gramps" sweater seems to be very stylish this season for tiny baby boys so here's the latest version, knitted by me.  We're about 5 weeks away, give or take, from becoming grandparents again.  My daughter is giving their 2 year old a baby brother and his name is Daniel.  As soon as my husband makes him laugh, he can be in Pop-pop's "club" that will be comprised of the trio of little grandsons who will be romping around our back yard in a year or so.

I found the little vintage leather buttons in my mother's button box.  I'm the only person I know who actually has a button box.  When I was a kid, one of my favorite past times was dumping out my grandmother's button box and sifting through the hundreds of little treasures spread out on her dining room table.  The button box had a very practical purpose in those days.  Buttons were made in this country and were therefore, rather expensive to buy.  One never threw away a worn out garment without cutting the buttons off.  Many were mother-of-pearl, bone, crystal, leather, precious metals like silver or gold.  Precious memories for me. 


  1. Hi Karen,
    I just found you through "Getting stitched on the Farm." What a darling sweater for a darling boy. I, too, had a Grandma with a box of wonderful buttons. She lived upstairs to us when I was a child, and I remember having access to that treasure chest on snow days. Thanks for the memory.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words. I want so much to be that kind of grandma to my grandchildren. I always knew that in her eyes I was perfect just the way I was. I still miss her.


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