I shall be casting on the hood later today and will be browsing the internet for buttons. I'm thinking of going with wooden ones, but will check with DD1 when she gets home from school.
I've made various modifications to the pattern which I'll detail when I do an FO post about it.
I've also been knitting away on the scarf for my mother-in-law, but I'm not happy with it.
Hopefully I'll have sorted it out by the next time I post.