well, cherries and whipped cream... you'll fit RIGHT in!!!! Welcome to KH.
Have you checked out the patterns page? There's lots of good ones there, easy for beginners.
You can also check out Knitty ... they recently had a "manly" issue, and often publish manish sweater patterns. And they're free!
If you have a LYS (local yarn store), you can check with them, too, on patterns they have for sale. but, free is always better, in my opinion!