I finally went to Joann's yesterday to buy some thread for repairing my son's stuffed frog and I took both the plushy frog and Blue Skies with me to match colors.
Since the yarn was on sale, I bought two skeins, one that I already have and a new one -- thinking I have enough at home, but as long as it is on sale, I might as well buy an extra!
Now that I have yarn, I'll start on the blanket as soon as the air conditioning gets fixed. Last night I turned all the lights off as soon as the kids were in bed to try to cool the house down. Even with the windows open, it was still 78 degF when I got up this morning. (In Michigan, that's very warm for nighttime, even in the summer.)