I actually abandoned the first red I chose because the dye made it too stiff. I realized from checking the skeins that the lighter colors were more pliable and somewhat softer. So, I switched out the dark red and navy blue for "Red Hot" and "Royal". the picture doesn't do it justice, but it is really striking!
And then I made one more change. It seemed to me that a square lapghan might be awkward to use. So, I made it rectangular. I wish now I had actually made it longer. Ah well, that is what adventures in crochet are all about. I'll know better next time! =-D
Have a nice weekend.