I am making a Sunny Baby blanket for the toddler a good friend's daughter is adopting and I am excited to be able to give her a blanket that will stand up to really being used by a child. I like that the blanket will be easy to care for and that the price is so reasonable. I am using Christmas Red and the color on the site is true to the color of the yarn I received.
Also yay! for Jimmy Beans Wool and the Beans who work there--they do a great job.
Crystal Palace needles are my favorite needles. I buy them in any size or type of needle I need for any project because I like their points and how they both grip the yarn better than metal, but they don't keep the yarn from sliding which would slow my knitting down. I'm not particular about tools in most categories, but I do use Crystal Palace needles.