I spent the weekend working diligently on a couple of projects and finishing nothing. I guess that's the way it goes sometimes. I thought I would have more finished considering they're both baby sized sweaters but at least it's not taking me as long as an adult sized sweater.
First up, the Baby Sophisticate Jacket:
I was able to get the second sleeve finished Saturday night. I soaked it in some Eucalan and blocked it out to dry. Then all of a sudden I was like, whoa (That's the Californian coming out in me)! It looked super huge. I was afraid of it fitting the baby properly to begin with and now it looked like it was going to fit a toddler! So I measured. It was actually fine. It was late and being too tired tends to lead to me overreacting in some capacity. That's typical. It matched up to the finished measurements perfectly.
I also think that the sleeve and body stitches evened out a bit so my gauge doesn't look totally crazy.
Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it is turning out. I'm planning on making a little trip to the fabric store today to pick out the buttons for this.
I'm also working on a sample knit for Alana of Never Not Knitting. It is the Playful Stripes Cardigan in the six month size. Even though it looks a bit like a fiddly mess right now, it is just the cutest thing ever.
Warning: Do not make this pattern if you are trying to convince yourself that you are not ready to have children. The overall and complete darling-ness of this cardigan will try to convince you otherwise.