I've heard other people lament that they have trouble finishing projects. Oddly, my projects come to a screeching halt when it comes to putting on the buttons. Generally a 10 - 15 minute job. I can't even remember when I finished this Elizabeth Zimmerman February JAcket from her masterpiece Knitters Almanac. Last night I finally put on some lovely mother of pearl buttons. I vaguely remember buying the buttons an an estate sale a fairly long time age. They are pristine and look great on the sweater.
This picture is so blurry it might be Bigfoot, but it is not. It is a pair of cashmere-lined mittens. I modified the Betz White pattern from Warm Fuzzies. Essentially what I do is make two complete pairs of mitts and use one pair as lining. It's not as fiddly as you might think. The cashmere is so soft it makes your eyes roll back in your head when you put them on. The patterned part is from a thrift store sweater. That modest size medium sweater yielded two large matryoshka dolls and a pair of mittens. Not shabby for a $2.98 purchase.