I have started a Babe too. Haven't been too faithful lately though... (naughty me) I have tons of yarn to try for hair. My biggest hurdle has been to plan her "babe-ness"
I too am going for Icord on the legs. Something about a curled "strip" of ST st for legs isn't right by me....I like the Flo Tilly version, very girlie!
Have you seen the blog on the Babes? Here it is...
I've started the shawl shown at the end of the book too... very dainty and cute!