This is my all-time favorite gift to knit for a baby girl:
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Practically Seamless Baby Sweater from Knitter's Almanac. I've knit this pattern so many times, my copy of this book automatically falls open to it. It's a classic that's easy to knit with great results. I have notes written all over the page. I've also replaced the Gull Pattern with a Little Shells pattern. For the Little Shells, you knit the 1st row, purl the 2nd and 4th rows and here's Row 3: K2 * yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k2 - repeat from * across.
I knit this one up for Elann friend, Libby, who's baby girl was born just last week. You can see a photo of her on the Elann chat page (scroll down and look on the left side). Karolyn Ann is a beautiful for a beautiful girl!
I'm also plugging away on the Dale Hardangervidda. I cast on the first sleeve and have just finished the ribbing. I'm looking forward to finishing this one so I can dive into my Highland Wool. Did I admit yet that I placed another order in panic as colors disappeared?
I probably won't be posting again before Thursday, so Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. We'll be celebrating with friends at Dan's office. Tom Turkey won't fit in our itsy bitsy German oven here at home so all 20 pounds of him will be roasting to perfection in the office kitchen's American oven. With so many of the guys downrange in Iraq and all of us so far from our loved ones back home in the U.S. we become each other's families in our home away from home and we'll all fit nicely around the office conference table. Thanksgiving Military Style. Blessings to you all!