We celebrated Sam's first birthday on October 11. This was the sweater I made for the occasion and also for Hallowe'en (she can help us handout candies!) She's a one-eyed one-horned flying purple people eater if you can't tell. I created this without use of a pattern. It is for the most part crocheted. I picked up the stitches along the bottom and knitted the cuff. Still need some practice with stretch bind off, but for the most part I am happy with how this turned out.