Well, my blanket or bed cover is finished and on the bed. The pattern is called Grace blanket, designed by Lucia Stepankova, a free download on Ravelry. I crocheted it in acrylic double knit yarn, using a 4.5mm hook. The original is in a finer yarn, using a 3mm hook. It's a wonderful pattern, with enough variation to keep it interesting, and is well written, with written instructions and a diagram. I started crocheting in September - my speed is not up to Diane's standard, but I'm in plenty of time for the Southern Hemisphere Winter!