(now there's an original post title - I'm sure anyone's who's knit this has said the same thing...)
Whatever - the Baby Surprise Jacket is complete. I bought the yarn on Tuesday night, started the sweater Wednesday, and finished it Sunday night while I watched the Tony Awards. ( Man, I love Broadway...) Monday, I went to Fabricland, got buttons, sewed them on and sewed the seams, and done! Well in advance of the 25th (the last day of school around here). Now all I have to do is wrap it (and the other teacher gift), make a couple of cards, and I'm done for another year.
My son picked out the buttons - he figured that if an infant saw bumblebees early, maybe they wouldn't scare him/her later on. Hard to fight with that kind of logic. Plus, they're just too darn cute!