I thought that I would try and go for an easy pattern which will strenthen my knitting skills with one technique and this project was excellent - the garter stitch blanket designed by Debbie bliss.
Although it is a long project, you can get pretty bored of doing the knit stitch over and over again, it helps improve your knit stitch, casting on, casting off and seaming techniques. When you do something over and over again, it sticks in your mind and malign all these little squares helps you to evaluate your work and analyse where you can make improvements.
Picture 1 shows my progress so far. Although it is taking me a long time due to having my little one running around me lol.