The article I wrote focuses on buttonholes and different ways to make them - of course, instead of getting excited about the buttonholes and patterns I was more excited about going button shopping. Better yet, when the publisher got the finished items her first reaction was "great buttons" - she too has a thing for buttons.
Here is the Beginner project with yarn over buttonholes and then a 2 row buttonhole for the thumb:
Then the novice wrist warmers have a thumb gusset and two row buttonholes:
Lastly, I splurged on lovely wooden buttons for the intermediate project which has a thumb gusset and uses a one row buttonhole:
I love doing these articles - they challenge my brain to think on 3 levels of knitting ability. Also, I sometimes get to go shopping for buttons!