My mom made this adorable sweater for the little boy.  It is soft, warm and lovely, and he wears it all the time.  My contribution was to sew on buttons.  I was going to buy some, but the fabric store is not near home, and with a little guy to play with on weekends, a trip out there isn’t a real priority.  Instead I raided the bottle where I keep all the spare buttons that come with clothes, and found six buttons that *almost* match.  I think it works just fine.  (But my mom may want me to tell you that she would have used matching buttons.)