I had Brian's name in the gift exchange this year and decided to knit him an afghan. Fortunately I didn't wait until Thanksgiving to make the decision -- this one took much longer than I expected. I don't do a lot of knitting so I really didn't know what I was getting into.
By the time I got to the last few skeins of yarn, I had enough of unraveling rows when I made a mistake, so there are a few left in there. I think it'll still be just as cozy.