The first picture is a blanket crocheted by my sister-in-law Michelle. The picture doesn't do it justice because it really shines. And it's really warm. And it's quite a bit bigger than the second blanket. The edging is fantastic so I had to take a close-up picture of that. I'm hoping this turns into one of those blankets that the baby can drag around until he's too old for it ;)
The second picture is the blanket I crocheted for her youngest boy when he was born almost 5 years ago. It's in excellent condition. I wish I'd used shinier softer yarn for all the work that goes into making these.