Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans: More Than 50 Beautiful, Affordable Designs Featuring Berroco's Comfort Yarn by Norah Gaughan and Margery Winter.
Check out just some of these gorgeous throws. To see them all, visit this Berroco page.
I just bought Comfort Knitting and Crochet Afghans at Amazon for only $13.57. When was the last time you got more than 50 patterns for less than $14.00? (I also bought Lucinda Guy's Northern Knits: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles so I could get Amazon's free shipping.) What a great deal for such wonderful patterns!
Berroco Comfort (although I would seriously consider using Berroco Vintage with its wool content instead, but that's just me). This means you can knit an whole blanket for $50-100, especially if you buy the yarn with the Webs discount.
I'm so jazzed about this book that I plan to try my hand at an afghan. Maybe I'll make one with squares so that I can work on the project a little at a time. This would solve the first of two big challenges. The other? Deciding which one to make first, of course!