Wow! Thanks for all of your quick replies!
Ingrid: I'm not completely against seaming. I guess I should have clarified myself - I'm against side seams. I don't knit straight enough sides to make it look pretty when I seam them. LOL! Thanks for the link!
tab: That sweater is super cute. I really like it. Surely I can "fudge" around the buttons. That can't be too hard, right? I just have to make it a little bigger since the pattern only goes up to 12 months. How would I go about doing the math to make the pattern small enough to fit my daughter? I think I want to try it, but do what Julie suggested and make it in-the-round.
Julie: I thought that all you had to do was just join everything together, but I thought it sounded a little too easy to be true...
Thanks for the tips!!