Thank you all for your nice comments. I personally prefer white baby blankets with little bunny rabbits; teddies; pussy cats etc., I guess I'm old fashioned.
My niece asked for green, yellow, cream and white with no pics on the knitting. Having loads of cones of green yarn, in different shades, I couldn't believe that none of them seemed to go nicely with yellow/lemon. This seemed so strange seeing that staring in my face I had a beautiful bouquet of flowers (delivered for American Mother's day) that contained yellow and green that looked gorgeous.
I must admit that the blankets do look better (color wise) than they do in the photograph...I'm useless with a camera.
And I have got to say that the racking one was very quick to do and is so soft, but I'm still into bunny rabbits!
It took me longer to knit the edging on the Tuck stitch blanket than to do the center. This was because I couldn't decide how to edge it. I tried Lace, Picot, Scalloped, Rope and none but the one I finely chose suited it.
This edging is done in Tuck stitch. The card is 8st/6rows.
The first two rows have "X" on the 1st/3rd/5th/7th.
The next two rows have "X" on the 2nd/4th/6th/8th.
The last set of two rows are the same as the first.
Tuck is done in one direction only, I mitered the corners and turned the hem so that it would cover the color change ends.
The sweater is Half Fisherman's Rib and the random stripe pattern was chosen using the following........