Woo Hoo! It’s time to do the happy dance and pose awkwardly in the back yard! (Because (for some reason) holding a rake made me feel less weird than just standing and smiling at the camera. I never said I was a good model.)
But the sweater looks great! It fits really well, and it is nice and cozy! The sleeves turned out a little long (which happens to me all the time when I knit. I have trouble getting store-bought clothes with long enough sleeves, so I tend to overcompensate when I knit, and I end up with sleeves that would work on a giraffe), but they’re perfect for turned-up cuffs.
And, though I agree with you guys that silver buttons would have been better, I ended up going with some nice faux-horn ones. The sweater has 13 buttons, and, well, they are expensive! I didn’t want to spend more on buttons than on the yarn itself.
I don’t plan on taking off this sweater for the next month, or until I spill coffee on it, whichever comes first. (Probably the coffee.)