What advice would you give someone starting this project? The blanket is very cozy and comfy. It is knitted in three patterns - duck, Sun and "I love mom and dad" phrase. I made it in bright yellow color but actual color and type of yarn can vary. I think this blanket is an ideal gift for your new baby or the knitting pattern is a good gift for new mom who loves knitting! My knitting pattern is easy to follow and suitable for beginners. So you can knit it for both boys and girls. Depending on yarn type either you can make a summer/autumn blanket or even a warm winter one.