In September, one of my best friends found out she was expecting. I was (and am) over the moon, and wanted to start knitting at once, but she sweetly asked me not to until they'd had their three-month scan, and after that Christmas and exams and things presented themselves with greater urgency - so now she's due in eleven weeks, and Jelly Bean is quite a bit more than a Jelly Baby, it's time I got clicking.
By 'jumper' I mean a sweater, but I suspect if you're American the word probably means something else entirely to you - a garment I've never quite understood. I looked it up on Wikipedia and found out that it can mean a jumper dress (which apparently I would call a pinafore, although I have never seen such a thing as the garments in the picture in real life, and I thought a pinafore was more like an apron and went over your clothes) or 'a unisex US Navy uniform garment'. Is that a jumpsuit?
And what about 'pullover', or 'jersey'? Does anyone use those words any more apart from my dad?
What do you call a knitted garment designed to cover the upper part of the torso and some of the arms, without buttons down the front? And what does a jumper mean to you?