I decided to use the pewter buttons from Nordic Fiber Arts; they were the closest to the original Handstrikket buttons. I like them on this garment. The silvery colors goes well with the blues and the white.
Next up: maybe a pair of socks. I'm thinking about trying a pattern from Melissa Morgan-Oakes' new book, Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks. My main concern is having socks that fit my ankles and calves well. I'm fortunate not to have cankles, but I still want socks that go up my calves and stay there; I can't stand when socks are too tight and fall down into my shoes. I don't want any esoteric designs either, just a good, reliable, warm pair of socks that will fit well in my ubiquitious Crocs.
I also want to knit the Northman mittens. I'm going to use the same agate blue and winter white Berroco Ultra Alpaca in the Handstrikket. These beauties are lined; I ordered some Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light in white for that purpose. Some folks are using contrasting yarn on the inside, but I couldn't find anything I really liked, so matching it will be.
Once I've gotten my urge for instant gratification fulfilled, I will be starting the Solstice 3-Button Jacket from Curvy Knits. And don't forget the Marmalade Skies afghan! Still working on that, too.
So much knitting, so little time! Stay tuned...