So really, why learn when I can just farm it off to her??
Next up, Anouk from Knitty.com, knitted in Patons Zhivago (needs buttons and a press though):
The flash glares off the yarn and gives it a white fleck throughout. Admissions: pockets, neck and those little tabs done by Mum. Issues: the neckline is a bit of a cow, and the pattern calls for casting off the stitches across the middle - next time I'll just put them on a holder. Pattern is also very confusing about left and right shoulders for the grafting of back and front shoulder seam on one side, and for knitting neck edge.
Finally, a Mason-Dixon baby kimono, from Mason-Dixon Knitting, also in Zhivago:
This is a dead-easy pattern, all one piece, and I will certainly make it again in many different styles. I've become a bit obssessed with baby wrap-style tops, so there will be many more to come.
I'm playing around with the commission Rainbow Wool scarf and will post progress as soon as I settle on a pattern - thanks everyone for your suggestions here and at SnB last night (how much fun was that??)