(I have yet to get photos hung back up after painting. Shame on me!)
I'm definitely a blanket person. So much so that I should probably change my name to Linus considering how often I am snoodled up in one or dragging one around the house. There's just something unbelievably comforting and relaxing about nesting down in a nice blanket, and I have them all throughout the house for easy access!
For commercial yarns I am a HUGE fan of Lion Brand Homespun. I love the stuff! It's very soft, very cozy, and because it's an acrylic it still launders easily. I'm all about being able to just fling stuff into the washer and dryer willy nilly. I used Quartz, Cream, and Baroque for this.
I had a few skeins of Quartz in my stash and then had to go hunting all over ravelry, etsy, and ebay to find enough to finish the afghan. The newer lots have a lot of blues and pinks that are nowhere to be found in the skeins I had, and it was a chore tracking down the older stuff since these variegated yarns don't have dye lots. One was far too blue for my liking, but thankfully it's not glaringly obvious in the finished piece.
To border this I went around with a row of DC and then a simple large scalloped border consisting of 1 SC, skip 2, 7 TC, skip 2, and so on. In the corners I used 10 TC. It lays nice and flat despite what those outside pictures are showing.