I remain astonished that a hunk of fabric such as this could turn into a lovely little sweater. I was so astonished that I assembled it (moved the buttonhole pieces up to where they should be... and voila!) many, many times. Hubby was getting concerned.
Ain't she purty? I opted for simple buttons, because the yarn was going to overwhelm any detailed fastenings. I think these super plain pink ones actually work really well for the finished product. There's a lot going on in this sweater. (The yarn is Hello Yarn's Fat Sock - superwash - in Softly. There was plenty in two skeins, and no, I didn't bother to check the gauge at all.)
There's a simple Cro-Kay edging around the neck. My shoulder seams, you will note, are not featured in the photo spread. There is a reason for that. Messes such as that should not be recorded for posterity.
I love the sweater, and can't wait to find more yarn in my stash that wants to be a Baby Surprise Jacket. I have some Mirasol Hacho - in an overstated rainbow colorway that's perfect for what I think babies should wear - that is itching to get knit.
But this evening, Hubby and I are going to see Sex and the City, the Movie. I'm feeling a wee touch of homesickness, and I think this will cure me. And, of course, hearing that another construction crane collapsed and killed two people. I don't see much of that in Portland.