No babies here, but when this pattern was published in a special issue of Interweave Knits last year I wanted to make it.
Anything with seed stitch attracts me. It is such an attractive stitch adding just the right texture. It can be a pain to knit in large amounts.
While browsing through a yarn store, this yarn jumped at me. It looked like enough yardage for the Whirligig Shrug, but it was a guess as to if it would really work because there was no yarn band. They may have told me what this yarn was. I didn't remember. Anyway, the color was perfect and it is washable.
This pattern is well written and should fit like a dream. I will definitely make this again in the future.