I think I am nearly there with a pattern I've been working on. Its a baby's sleeveless cardigan pattern in four sizes targeted at new to knitting knitters and then intermediate knitters who are looking for a quick knit to gift a newborn. I first knit one of these two years ago when I was expecting Sadhbh. I had a loose 50g ball of yarn and whipped up this vest in a couple of evenings. I found that she wore it almost every day for the first few months. It was very easy to put on and off because it had no sleeves and just gave that extra layer of woolen warmth over her baby gro.
This is the only photo I can find of her wearing it. It is true what they say, I have about two million photos of my first born. Number four, not so many.
So, this is what I think will be the final test knit of the pattern for me. I'll have a few friends knit it up for me and get some feedback before I put it near Ravelry. Its a very simple pattern, but I figure you have to start somewhere!
I am reading Alfie books to my boy. He adores them. I can see the attraction for him. Shirley Hughes was totally with it in terms of thinking like a four year old in these books. And lucky for Osgar, he happens to have a little sister the same age as Annie Rose. He can totally relate.