There really is nothing more fun in knitting for me, than knitting for a babe. Not only is it so wonderful to be thinking of a little one while knitting for them, but it's also so highly satisfying to make "small" things that are finished fairly quickly! Here is the kimono sweater that I just finished for our soon-to-be-arriving wee one, from the Spring issue of Interweave Knits. I posted the pattern pic a few weeks ago. The sweater went very well--a very easy, garter stitch project. Perfect to knit while watching movies...or children. Once the sweater was done, and there was some yarn leftover, I thought it was crying out for some matching booties. The verigated colors aren't so beautiful on camera, but this cotton is so silky smooth and the colors blend really well together. I can't wait to put this set on a baby!
Pattern Details, for anyone interested:
Sweater: Kimono Baby Sweater from Summer 2005 Interweave Knits, knit with 100% cotton Fiorini by Lang & Co.
Booties: Stay On Baby Booties from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick. This is my favorite baby bootie pattern--they really, really do stay on, and are fun to knit up, particularly after you've done the pattern a time or two. It's my standby baby shower gift.