Hooray! I finally made something that came out just as I'd hoped!
It's the first of what I hope will be three capelets for Christmas. (Ravelry details here.) I love it! Oh, I hope it'll look as cute on as I'm imagining it will (I'm kind of guessing at the size, but the style is very forgiving).
Horrible photo of cool vintage buttons (must learn how to use my camera!):
Yay! Two gifts down, only a million or so more to go...