Well, I took a break yesterday from the Candle Flame Shawl (15 inches to go!) to bust out this:
That's the Child's Placket Neck Pullover from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, in Knitpicks Elegance in Grass. I went for the jaunty mismatched button thing again, but this time, I think it worked much better. I did an extra 3/4 of an inch after the decreases were finished, purely by accident, and liked the effect because I could now turn over the collar. It's size 0-6 months, for Butterbean, and two under two skeins (less than 220 yards) of the Elegance. I used size 5 needles this time, and gauge turned out about right, with a nice fabric. I like the Elegance--it's lovely and soft to knit with, the colors are vibrant, the stitch definition is quite nice, and it has a bit of "give" to it. I've said before how much I like this pattern, and I was thinking about its versatility. The last one I made had a very different look, and this time, the accidental collar made me think about other possibilities. Instead of seed stitch borders, maybe ribbing. Or rolled-edge stockinette. Maybe a v-neck. I may play with this pattern a bit more.
Stefaneener, I have added 'snoofling' to my 'words I must use as often as possible' list. That's so cute! Thank you, Rain :)
Reading: Marie, I plan to read mostly whatever I'm reading to Butterbean, just for voice recognition, but I do want to pick one more rhythmic children's book to read regularly. Maybe Oh, The Places You'll Go.
Writing: Done with revisions! On to Chapter 7!
Cooking; Not much. Baking cookies today.