I'm going to let the buttons speak for themselves. Aren't they great? My initial impulse is usually towards a bright contrasting color, but in this particular case I appreciate the subtlety.
In other news, the purple sweater I have been working on for a year and a half is thisclose to being finished. The front and back have been blocked and seamed together on one shoulder, I've picked up and knit the stitches for the neckband, the first sleeve is finished and I've started the decreases on the second. Everything (crossing fingers) seems pretty much on track. It will be nice to get Alouette out of the sidebar and into my wardrobe.