The photos don't show the colour very accurately. Or the texture since it's mostly seed stitch! Plus it is very large as the oversized style was back then and also knit flat in pieces and seamed. In other words, an awful lot of work! Even though it doesn't suit my body shape I have worn it quite a lot but apart from a little pilling it's still in good condition. What to do?
The solution has presented itself! We had a fambly barbecue on Mother's Day and the wind was rather chilly so I lent the sweater to Milady Daughter. And...it fits her perfectly and is very flattering on her! But wait. I didn't just hand it over. Selfish damselfly could part with the sweater but couldn't part with the buttons on it.
You see I bought those pewter darlings on our one-and-only trip to the Yukon in Whitehorse at a lovely shop that no longer exists. They are petroglyph sheep! Plus I was two short for the sweater so I had to order them by mail. Precioussss...
Milady Daughter was happy enough to have them swapped out so I perused the extensive button shelves at Dressew and came up with these aged brass ones: