Everyone must have gone to bed early on your coast .. I can't believe no one has left you a comment yet. Your sweater is wonderful. Beautiful. The buttons are perfect. And while I love the photo, we really do need to see the sweater modeled.
Your selection of brown, wooden buttons is a really nice touch to this sweater. It really picks up on the tweediness (is that a word?) of the fabric, in particular the lighter brown specks. I am wondering if you decided to add the elbow pads? I guess I'll just have to wait for the "full" post.