Those colors are gorgeous, ArtLady!
(I love bright colors.)
Inline YouTube videos drive me bonkers when I'm surfing from work because that site is blocked by the firewall. ("Bonkers" is a bit extreme -- basically I get an error message that I have to click through in order to finish loading the page. "Annoying" and "makes me petty" are better descriptors.
I've been resisting, but I've decided I'm going to try this KAL too.
I'm going to do the baby size and I mapped out plans using 4, 5, 6 and 7 colors out of my stash. I even did a photoshop image pictures of four skeins just to get an idea how they would look together and I think that is the way I am going to do. I have a bunch of green yarn that I am desparate to use up and I think I'd use more with a 4 color blanket than with one that has more colors.
I'm hoping to start on it tonight and maybe take it to the hospital with me in a couple of weeks when I go to have my baby. (If it's not too big.) It will be nice to have a back up project to my scarf, in case I don't feel like counting stitches.
I have never worked garter stitch before -- I am seven years into a simple crochet afghan and when I want mindless stitching I work on that -- but it has gotten kind of heavy and slippery and I don't want to have to mess with it there.