I've been working tandem on Satchel and Ike's sweaters. Here are some photos of the progress on Satchel's sweater. I am using Blue Sky organic cotton; the buttons are BEAUTIFUL, mottled stone like, beige top, brown bottom, with a metalic silver oak leaf outline. The bottom band of the sweater is a very, very dark, black green, and the main color is called nut brown. This is a Mac n Me pattern, that comes in three sizes; for Satchel I am making the size four, to the length measurements for size six.
Here you see the completed back and nearly completed left front. It only buttons down to the second color. Actually, this is more of a little bulky jacket than a sweater!
Here is the best shot I can get of the buttons. The photos don't do them justice. I bought them on that Sunday outing to Imagiknit, in San Francisco. They were such a splurge! Had I not had a gift certificate to use, I probably wouldn't have bought them.....actually, that's a lie, cause I would have anyway!