Knitting for wee ones takes a long time. If you are so inclined, I highly recommend splurging on your favorite yarn, in a color you truly love. You’ll be feeling this run through your fingers and staring at the hue for a bit — you might as well make it enjoyable.
Yellow is one of my faves. I also love the ribbon I used for the tie — a gift from Lyn. This little beauty is headed off to a new babe scheduled for delivery next month.

Ribbon tie, thanks to Lyn
Finished baby sweater

So my edges aren’t perfect, but at least I got rid of that third arm. (Thank you Sarah!)
I have some pretty cotton ribbon I am considering using to make another one of these. I’m going to up the needle size too and play with the gage. Knitting is a lot like baking — once you get the basics, you can fiddle with the ingredients until they meet your tastes.