Thank you so much everyone for chipping in on my button indecision madness!!! I ended up by sewing the buttons on with red thread and mixing crosses and lines. I am so happy with how it turned out, and I love the quirkiness of not having them all sewn on the same way. Next time (Yes, there is already a new one planned) I will sew all the buttons with lines except for one.
I finally found the yellow buttons! They were in a small paper bag in the back of the cabinet in the living room. I actually emptied the whole thing before I found them. The morale is; never tidy things you will need in a near future.
I have been saying that I began this sweater last September (in several comments and here), but that is not correct. I actually began it the same day Andreas was born.
I had an appointment for an induced labour at the hospital, and this was my “easy knit while I wait for the action to get started” project. The funny thing is that I sat and waited in the wrong waiting room. It took an hour before someone asked me if I had an appointment (yes I am quite patient while knitting) and we found out I needed to go further down the hallway.
Just when I got up from my seat, the water broke and my appointment could be cancelled. I managed to knit twelve rounds though, and began knitting on the sweater again in late September. Just a silly story, I know, but I wanted to share.
I took about 20 pics of Andreas with his new sweater, which by the way fits like a hand in a glove, and barely managed to narrow it down to these six photos. Bear with me for having a weak incredibly proud mama moment.
See the knitting details in Ravelry