Long before I knew a baby was in my future, and when I was first starting out on this whole knitting thing, I started this little vest. I started it because I love knitted garments, because it was small (so it would take the least amount of time) and because there was lots of stockinette stitch for me to practice. I believe I was, at the time, working on dpns for a pair of fingerless mitts and having a devil of a time of it. So, this little vest was my sanity saver and maybe a place where I knit in a few hopes and wishes too.
I remember thinking at the time that the sleeves were extraordinarily short but with no baby to try it on- I couldn't be sure.
I extended the straps about 4 inches on each side so that she could get at least a bit of wear out of it, my first knitted baby garment. Her little potbelly hangs out of it but I am glad it sorta fits. For a bit.
And it perfectly matches her stormy eyes.
Funny, I remember when I was pregnant I was hoping and hoping I might have a blue-eyed baby (all the children have Matt's dark brown eyes). To think that I finished it up knitting this vest peering into the very same color of my soon-to-be-Tiddle's eyes.
PS. Still working on the book Bandersnatch. Enjoying every minute of it.