So recently, in between the tax return and the granny blanket, I have been working on this.
A cute little short-sleeved jumper pattern, written for use with Rico Baby Cotton Soft.
It's been a lot of fun. A bit frustrating at times, but the nice thing about crochet is that it's very maths-y and geometric, so with a little imagination (and occasionally, a calculator *ahem*), you can work out quite a lot before breaking open the yarn.
The shape and the closure are now just as I want them, and it's a top-down pattern. Who doesn't love a top-down pattern? Now I'm on to the sizing. I have a couple of friends with conveniently-aged children/nephews, and test garments are currently in progress. Fingers crossed!