As this design was an adaptation of an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern, I felt free to make my own modifications.
I decided that if I wouldn't like to button as many buttons as the pattern calls for, neither would any friend of mine. Instead, I made this to zip.
So, I used kitchener stitch to close one leg, and bound off the rest of the stitches after 3 garter stitch ridges instead of the suggested 6 ridges.
All that remains is to pick out the zipper and install it.
On an unrelated note, I have a fun pic from the farm at the MN ZOO.
Note the cartoon color of the sky?
We have been having a run of unbelievably beautiful weather lately.
Have a relaxing night,