They just keep coming. Babies everywhere. There are three more on their way this year, and it's still January, so I'm betting that number increases before we see things through.
The first addition to the fold comes in February. He/she will be ready for knitted goodness upon arrival.
The pattern is Baby Jumpsuit by Pinar Ürün Sizun. I first fell in love with the little accessories that can be knit to coordinate with the pattern, but, alas, I didn't save myself enough time to get them ready before the showering of gifts. And, I literally used all but inches of the skein I knit from during the knitting of the jumper.
I would have preferred to do a few additional rounds in the sleeves, but I didn't have the yardage to make it happen. The nice thing is that this pattern takes exactly one skein of Patton's Beehive Baby sport. Exactly one.
It took me a while to get used to the 'wrong side' look. It totally makes most sense to have the smoothest side of the knitting against that soft sensitive skin, especially, since this is intended for a newborn, but I'm just, generally, not a purl side fan. Regardless, the pattern is very easy to follow. And, I just adore the cable detail and button-up closure along the side. Again, great thinking on the part of the designer to put buttons in a spot where they are least likely to be an irritant. Even without a chubby little body inside, it's pretty cute, yes?