They may have started off as part of an entire set. There were hats, booties, even bibs that were brainstormed. These Ravelry searches and late-night swatch sessions left me pushing the deadline to complete the sweaters alone. But I finally cast on and finished most of the first sweater. Right before a little munchkin stole my pattern with all the notes necessary to complete the rest of the sweater and to make its twin! Silly, M.
After stalling for a week trying to find the illusive piece of paper, I decided to re-print the pattern, tediously count rows and stitches, re-write all my notes and knit along. Of course my mother found the pattern in M’s room a few days before I cast off the second sweater. However, they were completed, wrapped, and off to work in time for the baby shower for my colleague.
Up next on the needles is a cotton summer dress for M before I cast on for another baby gift… Friends: please stop making babies for a while. Okay, thanks!