I also picked up some muslin for the lining and chose two buttons, one of which will be a lovely closure as soon as I pick the one I like the best. (That in itself might take a while.)
The problem is that the strap is made of braided i-cord. And, dudes, knitting i-cord is boring.
|I-cord: Easy. Fast. Mind-Numbingly Dull.|
I'm off to look through The Joy of Sox and go diving in the sock yarn bin. Maybe if I get really frustrated over some complicated socks, knitting plain i-cord will suddenly seem really appealing.