I've knitted blankets for the two grandchildren who are off to College---Ryan's a Jr. in Vermont, and Georgia's a Freshman in California at the beach . Here are the cards that go with them.
It is good to seek perfection but it is better to seek excellence. It is good to work hard but it is better to work hard smarter. It is good to study but it is better to learn. It is good to have a dream but it is better to actually pursue it. Good luck at UCSB and at SVC!
The pattern for the blanket can be found at: Ravelry So quick and easy and absolutely beautiful, warm and cozy!