Look what I finished last night:
I love it. The fine gauge makes for a beautiful sweater and the green is one of my favourite colours. It will look quite smart on the baby boy in about a year (I like to knit things big for babies, that way they can wear them for a while). And, I've alleviated any guilt I had about being the reason the baby hasn't come yet.
The pattern from Fionna Ellis' new book was perfect. I also liked knitting with the Dale of Norway Baby Ull, though I found it a bit splitty. My only complaint was the damned photos in the book. The neck line is shaped like a shallow curve and I couldn't figure out what it was supposed to look like. The instructions didn't quite make sense to me without the photo, except that the lighting in the picture and the placement of the garment really obscured the shoulder. I had an "aha" moment and I realized it's a classic baby-garment shoulder; designed so that you can actually get it over a baby's big head. A very nice touch actually. I'm filing that away for future designs.
Now I've started another baby sweater for a friend whose son is already 5 months old. I'm using Stasia's Cardigan--a top down, all in one piece sweater and some stash Grace cotton (from this failed piece). They're visiting in a week and I'm pretty sure I'll have it done in time. Our lazy holiday has been pretty damned lazy so I'm getting lots of knitting time in.