Welcome to the forum!
I really like Wendy Velvet Touch
because it is super soft and easy to care for.
Probably not the lowest cost option out there ($8.50 MSRP), but I've seen it for a bit less on other sites (www.woolneedlework.com
has it for $6.19).
Whatever you choose, I'm sure the blanket will be fabulous and SOOOO appreciated by the recipient!! Good luck!
FO tally since knitting odyssey began in Jan. '05:
5 baby blankets; 2 afghans; 1 large afghan for large brother-in-law; 4 scarves; 4 toddler sweaters; 6 simple teddy bears; This teddy bear and 4 others from the book
; 1 monkey; 1 tank top/cardigan set; 1 cape; 1 shrug; 1 pair mittens; 2 pairs socks; 2 pairs felted clogs; 1 hat; lace edged tank
, Vitadini Lace Yoked Top
Currently working on: scarf for sis