i loved knitting this. it took a long time but it was never boring. i used a pattern that i found on ravelry but i tweaked it a bit. the color chart was off and the final round wasnt the same on all sides, so a friend and i redid the chart to make it work. i also changed the border color to pink after we found out the baby is a girl. she isnt due til the beginning of august...im so glad i finished early!
pattern - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cotton-ease-baby-blanket
yarn - lion brand cotton ease. first time working with it, it knit up nicely.