Years and years ago I used to crochet and knit afghans. My mom knitted afghans all the time and that's probably where I got that from. My first one I knitted in high school. I still have it. Now I'm a quilter and I knit toys and sweaters, not blankets.
But I felt an urge to do a blanket so I made this baby blanket. I don't think I'm ready to do a large one yet.
I really liked the look of this and I had the yarn on hand.
Here is my Ravelry link and from there you can get the free pattern.