In the meantime, I'm discovering Debbie Bliss' baby patterns! There's a new baby on the way in my circle of friends, and I couldn't be more excited! After extensive searches through every baby knitting book in three bookstores, I picked up Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby, which is full of cute patterns that are simple enough even I am not bothered by the author's complete and utter refusal to ever use something as plebian as schematics. But I digress.
So, the baby sweater. I started with this cute little gem called something creative like "Hooded Jacket," and it's coming out very well.
Above you see the back up to the armholes, and since taking that photo (on the beach chair again - this is great SoCal knitting!) I've finished both fronts also up to the armholes. A couple of sleeves, a yoke, a hood - something tells me picking the button could be the hardest part!
More details, and follow along, at my blog.