Since there is no such thing as baby yarn in true red or navy blue, I decided to go all out and use a really nice, very washable acrylic yarn. This, with my mom's help, ended up being Lion Brand's Homespun in Colonial, Candy Apple, and Deco; which made a very nice, warm, heavy blanket that will be able to transition well into the baby's childhood years. I used the pattern Baby Granny Three Ways, which I found online as a free pattern from Coats and Clark.
I think it turned out quite well! (Yes, I know the picture is sideways, it fit better this way!)
I have lots of other projects in the works, but since they are Christmas presents for people who read this blog I can't show them to you until after Christmas!