The first one is the Button it! baby sweater from Stitch 'n' Bitch: Superstar Knitting. I used DROPS Cotton Merino, which is a machine washable 50/50 merino/cotton yarn, Oeko-Tex certified, EU-made yarn that is an absolute dream. Seriously. I am already planning (once I am at an appropriate point in my decluttering) to buy some yarn to make something for myself. It's soft, has all the best qualities of wool and cotton, has lovely drape - it's everything you could possibly want in a yarn.
Wait, right. The sweater.
I think the idea for the Button it! sweater is very cute. You make a really basic sweater and then add squares with animal (or other, of course) pictures that can be buttoned on and replaced at will:
The second sweater I made was Elena Nodel's Maxi top/dress for babies. I changed the pattern a bit to make use of all of the white and red I had. Because it's one of the smaller sizes, I did not include the 10 rows of garter stitch in contrast colour at the waist, but just continued with white until that ran out and then started the ruffle edging:
I also finished... the Star Wars blanket!! But that will get it's own post this weekend. Regardless, that means that the WIP-list is now at 7. Down from 17 at it's max, with a few gifts thrown in over the course of the last 9 months, that is progress I am extremely happy with. Pretty soon I'll be able to start new projects guilt-free!