So not only did I make my brother an afghan for Christmas, I made an afghan for each of the ladies in a group of friends. One of the ones I made was THIS easy one skein (well, one big skein) afghan. It worked up quickly and made a nice product. I was very pleased with how this turned out.
It made this nice open work pattern:
It's essentially a lap blanket size. However, the friend I made it for is petite so it will be bigger on her. :-)