Turns out the original yarn shop couldn't get me the longed-for must-have retro robot buttons, but some digging around on the Internet led me to the Button Shoppe and they had two sets left in stock. They came today! If I could only bottle up the excitement that I felt when I found them in my mailbox! Yes- people can feel this way about buttons! I immediately finished Xavier's sweater... just in time for the chilly weather.
This is definitely a good entry for my Life of the Day, Day 05.