I love knitting blankets! I've been working on this one off and on (mostly off) since right after Christmas. I'd say I've got about 75% finished. The pattern is a modified fan-and-feather stitch, it's the Project Linus Security Blanket from Betty Christiansen's Knitting for Peace. Pretty and ripply and I don't know if I can bear to part with it, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it!