and since I know she doesn't read the blog, I can show you what I made for her shower next weekend. I can't be there in Atlanta but this has been a real labor of love. She says "We are staying away from pink" and I follow directions at least marginally. Coral is NOT pink.
Modern Baby Blanket with the modification shown by JMKB and others of the charcoal line between the colors. I am in love and I was obsessed by finishing this blanket. It has haunted my waking hours and seems that I spent every minute on it because now I am wandering about like a lost soul.
For those of you who know the size of my yarn stash, NO I didn't do it from the stash, I DID buy new yarn and now I have almost a full ball of each color left over... and it is Aran weight, not blendable easily with the tons of sock yarn stashed all over the apartment. Something will occur, I am sure. I actually started to make a striped (random) blanket and I may keep it up. We shall see. HOWEVER the next task is to get it wrapped, into a box and mailed to Atlanta before the shower. That is, for me, almost harder than all the knitting.