I love this blanket and I LOVE this thread. All the crochet pattern support posted gives me the courage to try my first real pattern project.
Luckily, my friend's due date isn't until January, so I should have plenty of time to figure out the pattern.
Now, I only have to decide on the color combo. I have 3 small skeins (1.5oz/170yd each) of Lion Brand Jamie Pompadour yarn in Sweet Dreams (http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/jamiePompadour.html
). The pale pink, green, yellow, and white remind me of how rainbow sherbet looks, just muted. I also have a slightly larger skein of pale lavendar boucle yarn, which I'm hoping to use as an outer stripe, a border of sorts. Of course, I have no idea if I'll have enough yarn to make a decent-sized blanket since the skeins are so small. Oh well, we shall see; crochet adventures are fun.
If I manage to become comfortable with the pattern, I'm going to run out and buy a few pounds of blue and maize yellow yarn to make a huge blanket for football games. I'm excited!