SOOOO Sorry about piping in so late in the game. I got sorta distracted with life.
I quickly read through the 13 pages of this thread so forgive me if I've missed anything.
I have two small nearly hairless dogs. I don't smoke.
I'd be happy to knit on a blanket or two or three. Sign me up wherever you need me. As far as crocheting borders, I cant yet (baby steps!) but I can do an applied I-cord if needed.
I'd also be more than happy to start a blanket. I made a dishcloth yesterday and I ADORED the stitch. It's the butterfly stitch and I thought it'd be beautiful on a baby blanket. I even imagined a blanket called "Butterfly Kisses" with that stitch used throughout on the different knitters yarns. Just an idea. Here's an upclose pic of my dishcloth.
Just let me know where I can help. I'll be out of town this Friday through Tuesday but can do whatever after that.