Just finishing up a fairly nice cable vest, actually its the "Gray Cabled Vest'' on pg. 123 of 'Men Who Knit and the Dogs Who Love Them", although I didn't do it in grey but a dark charcoal Aran Tweed from Rowan. I am almost finished the button band. I am not used to doing button holes and there seemed to be so many choices offered in the books it was hard to know which one to use. Anyway, they are done and they are ugly. Not nice neat slit holes which I was hoping for but great gaping mishapen things. Kind of disappointing but I am hoping that I can somehow make them look better with blocking, and if need be, hand stiching around them somehow to pull them together and give them a nicer shape.
I got looking at the various buttonhole methods in the Vogue knitting book and elsewhere and I have to say I think that most knitted buttonholes are pretty ugly and uneven. Even the ones in the books which presumably are done well. Maybe I will stick to pullovers from now on.