Remember, this is for my friend who is having one baby, and she isn't going to find out until it's born what it is. So, I wanted color, but I didn't want boring, pastel, or all-white things. I wanted excitement!
I think I found it:
Colorful, but not obnoxious. Of course, the photo doesn't do too much justice to these colors. Think primary colors (except for the pink.) The middle bottom color is actually a purple, and the green is a bit darker than what it shows. Oh, and ignore that little hank of sock yarn at the bottom -that's for some baby booties. :) The yarn is Plymouth Encore (75% acrylic, 25% wool), and Webs is having a sale on it right now. I did purchase this last Friday at my LYS for about $8 ball, and I thought that was a great price considering each ball has about 200 yards. However, Webs sale is far cheaper. You'll have to check their price out. I would tell you exactly what colors I'm using, but I don't have the yarn with me right now.
I did start the blanket last weekend. I LOVE IT! Quick knit - but if you don't like garter stitch, this project is not for you! Check it out:
The green here is a little closer to the real color. The purple is still showing up a little dark. Obviously, it needs blocking, but at this point, it's barely 12" by 8". I'm going to keep on knitting tonight and hopefully I'll have this done soon!