Now that the last tests are done and, okay, it feels safe to start thinking about knitting some baby stuff. It isn't my favourite type of thing to make but I feel like I ought to make something for the poor little thing. Besides, I might learn a trick or two by working from a pattern for a change.
These were some patterns I found kicking around. The vintage ones crack me up: mostly for the names they give them and, dare I say it, some of the ghastly looking babies they use for models. The whole aesthetic is just so different from the patterns you find today for babies: daintier, more tailored, and probably more fun to make too.
The second from the left is a bit of a dark horse. It comes from a fairly recent book by Debbie Bliss. I made it once before for someone but hated the yarn I used. It was a bit too sleek, as I recall. If I make it again, I would opt for something a little more rustic or nubby.