I covered the buttons with fabric recycled from shirt purchased at the Goodwill.
It is hard to see in the pictures, but the tweed yarn has light blue flecks in it.
Sadly, these photos were taken moments (MOMENTS!) before Patsy decided to chew the top two buttons off the sweater making a modest hole in the process.
She is still alive.
And I haven't cried about it. Yet.
I did manage to do a repair, but the sweater is no longer up to my gift giving standards. It will languish here as a sad reminder until it finds a good home. Time to go dive into my stash start Tomten # 2.
P.S. We recently determined Patsy to be a Black Mouthed Cur, but if she pulls any more stunts like she did yesterday, I may rename her as a Black Mouthed Curse. ( I just don't want to turn into a Foul-Mouthed Cuss.)