A blue and cream striped baby sweater started over a year ago for a neighbour's baby. (I don't know why it took me so long. I think I just went off knitting. Back into it now though.) I've made this pattern before, here. I never thought about it when I chose the colours but they are definitely nautical. Maybe she'll grow up to be a sea-faring girl.
Update: The winner of The Bird of the Year 2015 is the bar-tailed godwit. There was a bit of a scandal with the competition this year when "two Auckland teenagers" submitted around 200 votes for the kōkako using different email addresses. Go figure.