You've all given me such great advice, and the blankies you've made are absolutely precious. I've never even heard of some of these brands so I need to do a little researching. Looks like ya'll know about LOTS of stuff I don't know about.
Suziq I've got Berrocco Comfort in yellow, cream, pearl, boy blue, barley, and just purchased a color called "crypto crystalline". I suppose I will donate the "no color" neutrals and hope to learn some new stitches to ultimately use the crypto crystalline. I'm totally NOT a no-color neutral person!!!!
Jan my son-in-law is a Marine and they just got order to report to Twenty-nine Palms in January. They were stationed there right after they got married and my daughter absolutely hated it--so I don't know how this will go. My SIL was in Iraq the whole time she was pregnant and returned home about 2 weeks before Evan was born, so Corey (my daughter) and the baby are used to being here in the same town with us. Wow, CA is a long way away from Alabama!!!
Again thanks to everybody for all your help and I will certainly be looking for some of these beautiful yarns you've told me about. Any advice on size? Square or rectangular? I really don't want to do a 36x36 cause it seems so big and I desperately need to complete something to boost my confidence. I want her to be able to cover him up, but as he gets a little older I want him to be able to carry/drag it around with him if he wants.