Guess what? Do you see that blue green (Norway Spruce) at the top? Once I've completed the stripes in that color, I start repeating colors. In other words, I'm right at the halfway point! I still plan to get this finished in time for Christmas and when I actually sit down with it, I make pretty good progress. I'm crocheting in the ends as I go so other than trimming them down, there's not going to be any extra finishing to this blanket when it's done. I'm not going to work the second half of the blanket in the same order as the first half and I might actually plan it out ahead of time, just to make sure I don't end up with a big pile of brown in one area. That will also make the crochet go a little faster if I don't have to stop and think about what color to use next. I'm loving the size and feel of the blanket so far.
I hope you all have a great weekend!