I am not sure about the timing of things; but, it seems like a significant number of my friends (the female ones, obviously) are in the family way, as it were. The power of craft compels me to make things for all of these people who find themselves ready to propogate the species (or really, their offsping, but you know what I mean), especially when one of them is having twins.
My friend Stacey (who is a twin) is going to have twins soon-ish. Despite what I have said in the past about sweaters for babies, I couldn't resist (I mean, twin baby sweaters, cutest thing ever, right?). Stacey lives in Colorado, it gets cold there, and she knows how to take care of wool, so I made two striped placket neck pullovers. It's a cute sweater and I have never made one before.
So here is what I am wondering: is this the fastest baby sweater pattern available? I feel like it must be (unless you are somewhat mascohistic and decide to stripe it like I did, but there you are--use variegated or self-striping yarn and save yourself the headache, trust me on this). It's knit in the round and you seam under the arms. That's it. Because I striped it, I employed the Jogless Jog method to make the stripes pretty and had some interesting adventures when I got to the raglans; but, that's what makes knitting fun, I guess. And I also left the beads/buttons off because, well, choking hazard.
I also knit a pair of baby booties for my friend Heather's third baby due sooner rather than later. My favorite go-to baby bootie pattern from Mim Knits. Very quick and easy, made with yarn leftover from my Ishbel shawl. I love this pattern; but, I am thinking that I need to branch out some more in the baby bootie department. But why mess with a good thing?