I've been working on a baby blanket for my cousin's first baby. I used Jared Flood's Tweed Baby Blanket pattern but used different yarns and colors. Here's how it came out. I just have to block it and it will be ready for its new owner. It was a fun knit. The hardest part, for me, was the getting the initial pickup of the edge stitches for the border. I messed that up the first time and had to rip back and start over. Other than that, not paying attention while watching television and accidentally removing the occasional yarn over in the lace border during the purl rows and having to go back and add them, it was a pretty fun and otherwise not too difficult knit.
As for the color choices, when I started the blanket, the sex of the baby was unknown and I wanted interesting colors that were not the traditional generic baby colors of green, yellow, etc. So, I chose an ivory white, burgundy and charcoal grey. The baby came a few weeks early and is a boy and is completely healthy.
I think this was a fun pattern and fun project to complete.