I have a niece on the way (my first! how exciting!) and I finally get to knit baby things! First on my to-do list was Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket.
I am a bit anal about stripes, so first I chose three colours of Rowan Wool Cotton, then I sat down with a spreadsheet of all the rows and worked out how many I needed of each colour to achieve a perfect striping pattern of delight.
After that, knitting it was a breeze! Ignore the part where I ran out of green on the last stripe and had to cut it two rows short. :)
Edited to add another project I've been working on but have neglected to blog about. :)
These are my Spice Girl Snocks, nothing to do with the band, and everything to do with Yarnissima.
The pattern is Firestarter, but quite obviously without cables! I always admired Yarnissima's basic sock pattern, which shows up in her Spice Boy pattern, and I sort of un-vented the Firestarter pattern to reproduce it. It makes it look as though you have a hole in your foot! :D