This, people, is why you must not only knit a swatch, but WASH IT.
Look closely (click for bigger). The red color speckles are running. Grr.
This was supposed to be a gift for a baby due any second. Unacceptable.
Next life: dishcloth. A plain ugly one. No cute ball-band goodness for you! (Stupid yarn.)
The pattern is the "Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono" from Mason-Dixon Knitting. And it is not only Heartbreakingly Cute, but also Super Fast, Really Easy, and CHEAP.
Also heartbreaking with the running dyes.
Thankfully, I went on a booty kick a while back so I have a stash of booties on hand for emergency gifts. ("Booty kick" - heh.) But still. I really wanted to make this baby a sweater. Rats.