It only took me a year, from start to finish, but I finally finished my first baby sweater! I found the pattern for free online and stocked up on cheap yarn at Marden's last summer. I even learned how to crochet for this project - that's some serious commitment!
In all, I am really happy with it and am sharing my success with you all.
Inside the sweater.
(I actually ended up putting a second tie at the bottom as well so it wouldn't stick out)