I have finally finished my Sophie’s Universe CAL! It took me 9 months to finish it. Yet it is not completely done – nor will it ever be. When I started I planned on doing the WHOLE thing. But as time went on and I got irritated with all the intricate stitches and whatnot (like have 8 ‘sides’ there fore a while) I decided it would be done when It got to the spot that was plain crochet stitch around the whole thing. I then put it down for a few months – couldn’t stand working on it anymore. I was 3 skeins in of each color and got rather bored (knitting was fun again & made more socks as per usual). Last few weeks I decided I wanted to finish this. Get it over with. I worked on it until the 3rd skeins were gone and needed to buy more. I also figured out where to stop the blanket. I stopped it at the end of part 13. Part 14 I think is where the butterfly band is. I then got the idea maybe I should do the butterfly band. However after looking at it for awhile and remembering it is like the Butterfly Square I have made before I realized it would be stretchy. Especially since before that part the blanket is rather heavy. I also had issues dealing with how ‘plain’ it was all of a sudden. I am guess it is my OCD affecting this decision but it just looked out of place with the all of a sudden plain. I will never make this again. Not because its a horrible pattern. It is an awesome pattern. It just irritated me that much to make. However if I had to make it again – I would for only a few people. I would also choose more then 3 colors.