A while back, I got my very own Spawn of Braun heavy weight yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I wanted to make the Fishling something..... but what sort of something I wasn't sure. I decided that I would start out with just a plain old sweater. I looked around on Ravelry, and found a simple boat neck sweater pattern in Itty Bitty Nursery. The pattern calls for a bunch of stripes and embellishments - but I really just wanted to show off the yarn.
Here is the plain, finished sweater:
I liked it well enough. But I was nervous that it was a bit too pink for my little guy. I did add stripes of turquoise on the sleeves.... I asked Aaron if it looked too 'girly' and he said he didn't think so. "And even if it does, babe - it isn't like he cares!". But I figured I would just crochet around the neck in the turquoise. When I finished with that, I thought I'd add the little patch on the front. And then a little starburst. And then a few on the sleeves....
I don't know if it's more 'manly' - but I think it's cute!