I had intended to knit a lace pattern in acrylic to lighten the weight, but the rug cried for a stranded colour pattern [in wool]!
Here's what I wrote in the book:
As you wrap this blanket around youEight knitters have worked on the rug so far and there are twelve to go.
or snuggle under its comforting warmth
draw strength and courage from the love knitted into every stitch.
Here's the rug spread out over two circular needles:
I'm still fairly new to this type of knitting and I'm pleased with the way the hearts turned out.