Miss MA, congratulations on your daughter! I am so proud of you.
A year ago, my bestie, Miss M.A., adopted a darling little girl from China. GL is the most adorable child, well-tempered and mostly good. About that same time, I began knitting a little sweater for GL. Today, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of GL's Gotcha Day, the day when Miss MA officially was given her daughter. Today, I finally finished the sweater.
Lest you think this was some complicated multi-fancy-stitch affair, let me assure you that it was not. It was the most simple design I could find, all in one stitch, without a lot of counting and increasing and decreasing. I made one for my niece in a lovely sage green, and found some incredible Bakelite buttons for it. This one was in a verigated blue/grey/turquoise cotton. Cotton so Miss MA can chuck it in the laundry and verigated so all the spills that children have don't show up so easily.
The pattern is from Debbie Bliss, a British knitting designer. The only thing I changed was adding buttons instead of the satin ribbon tie that is shown on the pattern. All I could think of what how nasty the ribbon would get with drool and other things that come from babies' mouths!