I also ordered both patterns this afternoon and was glad to see the notes... Thank you for linking them
I wanted to make the BSJ first figuring that smaller will make it quicker to knit plus we are finally expecting another baby in the family. My Cousin is expecting her first in April, she is in Germany so a sweater will be perfect.
My question is regarding the yarn I realize that gauge is important and since I knit very tight I always have to go up a size or two. but what type of yarn have you used ? I would think that for the BSJ washable is important as is softness, would a soft synthetic be alright ? I just stopped the other day at Michaels and some of the new pastel baby yarns are so pretty and even come in different textures.
I look forward to giving this a try
One big question what length
needle is best for the BSJ