How sweet is this? I'm exceptionally pleased that for all my pattern blasphemy there doesn't appear to be a single problem with it! And as I suspected the cotton knits so nicely, such smooth even stitiches. I think there will get a fair bit of use, and there's enough to knit a matching hat and perhaps even an itty bitty amigurumi toy - wouldn't that be a set to make you think of cute Japanese kids?
But check this out - the cotton cardi is size 0-6 months, the wool wrap is size 6-12 months, and the latter is actually smaller! Just to prove that it helps to be relaxed about outcomes, and knit early in the peace to ensure that any size gets a look in for wear.
So I figured I should head off any potential sibling rivalry by offering Amy the next pick for the knitting needles - how about a nice summer vest I asked her. No thanks she said, but you could buy me a plastic unicorn instead. Right. So it looks like it's on to the next baby knit and a bit of felt sewing to make another unicorn, just to keep this one company.