the beginning of the Easy Lace Poncho...
and this: the beginning of the Lace Leaf Shawl...
The poncho is much easier and uses worsted weight yarn. The shawl is a bit more complicated as well as more interesting. I can't make up my mind so I'll do both for a while and see which one wins out.
I've learned to multi-task with the baby and knitting is no exception. No, I haven't mastered knitting one-handed which would be quite a feat, but I can breastfeed and knit at the same time. Since Karalyn eats 6 or 7 times a day I actually have many opportunities now to get some quality knitting time in. Note, however, that this only applies to the easier poncho. The DK yarn for the shawl keeps getting tangled in her feet and hands.
Here's an interesting observation - cats and babies like the same things. Toys, milk, soft blankets and shoulders to sleep on. I've found the cats snuggled in Karalyn's pillows and eyeing her rattles with great interest.