I've been on a constant quest for green buttons. It's tough out there. If you want white, gold, black, or silver buttons, you're good to go. But green? Not so much. If I don't find anything better, I'm going to use these neat sea glass buttons I found from Swept from the Seas Design on Etsy. I wish they were a little bigger, but they'll work.
Should I tell you again how excited I am about this sweater? It's the first time I've taken a commercial pattern and rewrote it using all of my own measurements rather than just the bust and hip size. I'm anxious to see how much better a fit I will get. I'm shocked by the sleeves, for example. You may remember that the Handstirkket had tremendously wide sleeves. The Augusta's sleeves seem svelte in comparison. I was really worried they wouldn't fit, but they're perfect. Now if I can just get a cardigan body to sew them on to.
I will blog about the strategy and approach I'm using to re-create this sweater in the next day or two. Suffice to say I'm a walking Einstein executing a big sweater experiment. We'll see if I can prove out my hypothesis with the august August Augusta.