I wanted to do something unusual and memorable for my niece when she was born. This blanket fitted the bill perfectly. I used lots of different textures of yarn, from plain DK to fluffy to sparkly. It took two months and a repetitive strain injury to complete it! My sister loves it and hopefully Shannon will to as she gets older.
Unfortunately I can't add all the yarns, as I used a lot of leftovers and it was over a year ago, so I can't remember all of the yarns I used.