In addition to Tim, I've made a new friend, Barbara, from Italy! She sent me some pictures of her shirt and graciously agreed to let me share them with you.
Don't you just love it in blue?
As if this wasn't exciting enough, she also knit it with long sleeves!
When I was knitting this myself, I thought it would be easy to make with long sleeves, but I just hadn't tested it yet. I wanted to work out all the bugs with the original pattern first. It's really simple to add the long sleeves though, so I think I may add those instructions to the pattern at some point. I also have the boy's version ready to go, but I'm waiting for my yarn to arrive from WEBS . (They were having a sale and I couldn't resist!)
I want to urge all of you to go to Barbara's designer page . She has some amazing baby patterns. She's so talented that I was really humbled when she wanted to knit my little pattern! I love her Leaves of Garter Stitch and I think one of those will be making its way to my Ruthie before long! Barbara is also going to be translating the pattern into Italian, so when I have the link, I'll share it with you.
Thank you Tim and Barbara for all your help! And, I haven't forgot all my other friends who are testing the revised version. Eventually, I'll be able to heave a sigh of relief! In the meantime, if you want to help out too, the revised version is posted in the sidebar. All you have to do is click on the picture and it will take you right to the pdf file.