All the lovely historic, lacy patterns that I have for bonnets, booties etc are great but I don't think all modern mothers are really looking for that sort of thing for their boys. They don't seem to be as sentimental as me! Oh well, but I just found this little knitting pattern for a football at KnitPicks. With a bib, I think it would fill the bill for a shower gift. Do you have any favorites for a baby boy's shower?