Thankfully, there are blankets out there in the world other than the traditional stripe. (I'm not complaining, but variety is good).
Here's anoher recent commission: an owl made from a pink and gray-blue striped blanket. I took the basic pattern that I use for my sweater owls, enlarged it and added more detail, including felt wings, feet and beak, and embroidering the baby's name and birth date on the back (along with a little pocket, which they can maybe use some day as a tooth fairy pocket; I don't know, I just felt like it needed a pocket).
There are still 2 blankets in the works on my sewing table, including one printed all over with multi-colored elephants, and four more either in the mail or waiting to be shipped to me. Looks like blanket-palooza won't be over until after the holidays.
Which is fine by me.