Here is a small afghan that I gave to a co-worker anxiously awaiting the arrival of his first-born:
I like it - it was soft and simple and easy and pretty. Doesn't get much better than that!
Here's my first full-sized afghan, for a good friend who needed something nice:
Again, it was simple, but it pleased me greatly to have the patience to finish something so large - it's about 6' long by 3.5' wide, my largest completed project to date.
And for a little levity...
I tortured my Noodle Dude by wiping water all over his face after we finished washing our hands. He hates it when his father or I do it... so we do it, every so often, just because.
(Yeah, it was as loud as it looks.)