I'm a little late in showing you my finished item for April, but here it is.
I love knitting baby clothes, so when I found out that a neighbour was expecting, I was only too glad to cast on, and cast on I did, 243 stitches! The jacket is knit in one piece up to the armholes, so there's a lot of stitches. It saves on sewing up though, which is my pet hate.
Matinee jackets don't seem to be very fashionable these days. This pattern is from Sirdar and I remember knitting it when I was in my teens for various members of the family when they had their babies. I still think it's pretty.
I hope the neighbour likes it. She's only sixteen and it was only a couple of years ago that she used to come and call to play with Eleanor, and now she's a mum herself.