i know you are a knitter but i couldn't help sharing this crochet pattern i have been wanting to make (i just love the shape:
...okay the site i found this pattern on originally has become a registration required site because apparently someone used her free patterns to make money on ebay. The site is www.angelcrafts.net
if you are interested in checking it out and the blanket i am talking about is called "round ripple baby afghan." if you do crochet, this blanket is a round design that comes out like a many-pointed star and has bands of color. it is so pretty. oh! it looks a lot like the one the person before me just posted, but it has 12 points instead of 5, so it is rounder.
i have made this one (also crochet):http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cpl-bafg.html
which is cute b/c it has a hood. also, fun and easy.
oh here is the knitted version: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kpl-bafg.html
and omg i just found this one (also crochet):http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ckc-lionWrap.html
with a hood that looks like a lion head. cute!! it doesn't appear to have a knitted version but maybe you could use the one above and modify it if you like it.
okay end of crocheter trying to convert knitters. <3