Great idea: "For this blanket, Jane used double moss stitch and knit five "scarves" that were then sewn into one big blanket." Find a scarf pattern (or two) and then make scarves in to a blanket. More interesting than knitting a whole blanket!
Ravelry: haraseiram's Baby Blanket :Co 120 on (smallish?) 6 rows garter for border, always at beg and end of row. rows(between border) then 5 rows stockingette- switch color repeat 6 rows, finish with 6 rows garter