A few weeks ago, my dad asked if I would be interested in making a baby blanket for one of his friends who is expecting. I said, "Of course!" and asked a few questions for specifics. The only detail he mentioned was to "not buy cheap yarn. Get the good stuff." I love that he went a little yarn snob, but he does understand levels of quality in yarn.
I chose the Dreamcatcher Blanket. I swore I would never knit a blanket, but this one is so cute. It's made from different textured blocks, and has a lot of leeway in its design. The blocks are coming out a little bigger than the pattern stated, so I ended up making a 4x4 blanket. I'm using Vanna's Choice in pink, yellow, cream, green, and blue. It's it awesome?
Oh and I tried a new technique with this blanket. It's called "following assembly directions." Instead of crocheting a border and slip stitching it, I actually mattress and whip stitched the blocks together, wove in a million-billion ends, and bordered it with crochet.