This particular sweater has been crumpled up in the bottom of my knitting bag for several months. It's amazing what a handful of red buttons and a nice sudsy soak in warm water can do for a tangle of knitted wool.
Its recipient is the very vocal four-month-old of a graduate school buddy, which a friend and I had the pleasure of babysitting a few times last week. (Let's just say it's amazing what a warm bottle and a large belch can do for the mindset of a tired infant.)
A few blissful hours of sleep for the baby, sanity for the anxious adults.
The pattern is probably familiar to more than a few of you. Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater. This isn't the first or the last one that I'll be knitting. I absolutely love this pattern.