Finished my blanket!!! (Ravelry link)
I used this pattern by Lion Brand: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60607A.html
The pattern was fine, but I got bored towards the end. It was just too much of the same. It's ok, it was worth the trouble. It's so nice and warm and soft.
The stitching together was so much easier than I thought it would be. I just made something up as I went along, but it ended up like Slip Stitch Ver. 1. I liked making it in parts cause it meant I could knit on the train. Also added a crochet border to the top and bottom. I sorta suck at crochet, but it looks half way decent, I think.
The color is off in all the photos, but it's closest to the second photo, under Sputnik. It's really a lot nicer, much more blue than in the photos.
Glasses for scale: