Somewhere in the last few years I stumbled across someone who had Christmas Quilts. The quilts came out on December 1st and graced the beds only in December. What fun! I thought knitting a blanket would be faster than quilting, so I began last September (2010) on this blanket. It is wide enough to cover our couch end to end - that's about seven feet, so all my boys can snuggle under it while watching a Christmas movie. It is about four and a half feet long. It took me a year! I would have liked it to be a little more square but after a year, I just wanted to be done. We got the blanket out sometime around Thanksgiving and it has definitely gotten some snuggling but I think I've used it the most!
If you are curious about the details you can find more information on my Ravelry project page, including how many skeins (14) it took.