One of my husband's colleagues just had a baby. He asked that I make a baby blanket as a gift for him and his wife. I went on Ravelry.com (a very cool site) and found this easy pattern. It reminded me of a baby blanket that I had received when my daughter was born (and which I still have, tucked away in a closet somewhere). Those handmade gifts are sometimes the most used and cherished. You can find the link here.
I added four tassels to the corners because I like tassels! Plus they're easy! I just wrapped yarn around a paperback book 50 times. Cut the yarn and then tie it together at the halfway point. Wrap a second piece of yarn around the entire "bundle" three times and tie. Trim the ends. Tie it to the corner and use a yarn needle to thread the ends down through the center of the tassel. Cut the ends to even them out. Ta da!!