The only thing I didn’t do was crochet a chain to make the loop. I tried but I just did not like the results and ended up adding a piece of yarn that I cut off from weaving in my ends and making a little braid.
I looked in my button stash (all except for two are the extras from clothing) to find the perfect button to finish it off.
I narrowed down my selection.
I ended up going with the brown one which I bought at my LYS.
I’m excited to wear this necklace but I suspect that I won’t like wool on my neck until it’s a little cooler. I don’t want to rush summer, so I’ll be patient.
Instead, I decided to look through my Ravelry queue for a quick project. I came across the Cable Braided Necklace and I had just the yarn for it in my stash. Probably sometime in 2003, I decided I was going to be a knitter again and bought a few skeins of yarn to knit a hat. Last year I finally frogged the hat and I decided to use the yarn which is made by Froehlich Wolle and my best guess is that it is the Blauband Regenbogen based on locating the coordinating thread.
Anyway, this project is supposed to be quick. One Ravelry project page had notes that said it took an hour to knit up. Well, just like everything else in life, I am pretty slow at knitting. It took me about two hours (some spent on the phone) to do one strip and I’ll hopefully get to the other strip one night this week. It looks good though and it is quick for me!