Several years ago my godmother made this blanket for me. It's double thick denim and flannel. The single fault I can find with it is that it is not a drapey blanket, and has a tendency to be a bit stiff. But it is amazingly warm. And I love blankets, so this was a fabulous choice of gifts for me.
I don't necessarily think that this gift teaches me anything, because the minute I start trying to make blankets for everyone in my family, you all call me a crazy over-acheiver. (And I wouldn't blame you. I would have to be nuts.)
But I think this means I need to think either more basic or more out of the box. Though I do have plans to finish 3 blankets before Christmas this year. I don't know who will get them though...
I'm sorry I'm super off again today- I just can't put it into words.