Well, it took a month to knit the sweater, another one to get the button band right (third try was the charm), and then one more to stitch in the yarn ends and put the buttons on.
The sparkly blue ones made me the happiest.
With one lone green, because there weren't enough.
It fits just right and is so cozy, and it also ticks another thing off of the birthday wish list.
All that's left is a new tattoo. Time to get doodling . . .