My youngest child, Mirabella, turned 2 today. I spent lots of today and yesterday making her a birthday sweater. Totally improvised, it is bottom up, raglan shaped sleeves, and uses some of my favorite tricks. Those tricks include EZ's fake seam, Techknitter's criss cross of stitches at the armhole, knit as you go i-cord, and an i-cord bind off. Hippo Birdy, Belly.