While working on the Pretty as a Peacock Shawl, I've been nutting out a few items ready for Llama's arrival (theoretically 'mindless knitting').
First, a prototype for a baby jacket.
I couldn't find a free pattern for a top down, raglan, bolero-style baby jacket. So I made up my own. I like the I-cord edging - nice finish without sacrificing the stretch.
Yarn: Patons Serenity (bamboo)
Size: Based on the size of a 00 wondersuit. Fits my friend's 5 month old son.
Next version has been started on 3.5 needles for a firmer fabric, will have a slightly modified neckline & trim, and will be a little smaller.
Also, a bib.
Nothing too special ... nice and big (to cover clothes). Floppy fabric, so it can be used easily to wipe. The strap is too long, but I'll unpick and shorten it when I have a baby to measure it on.
Yarn: Adriafil Floris (sportweight cotton)
Patterns for both of these will be coming as soon as I sort out the kinks (and decipher what I've written).