I had a lot of yarn left over that I needed to put to use to clear more space for new projects. The gray sections on the ends are one set of repeats more than the other colors; buffer color was a different set of gray yarn. Each section took up most of the skein of yarns, except for the border. I'm relatively new to crocheting (some scarves and hats here and there, a few blankets that were single solid colors; still looking to add more skills) and found Salena's instructions to be very clear. However, due to my tension issues and the unexpected weight of the project, I had a lot of rippling on the sides and my project started shrinking in width starting from the 'tan' color. By the time I figured this out, I was finished with the white section. I ended up ripping out all rows to the tan section and reworked it all again to the best of my ability. I ended up having to work on a table so that I could measure the project every so often to ensure as much uniformity as possible. I also added a lot more rows to the border to try and straighten out any other differences. Length of the project is taller than 5 feet - I wanted something cozy. Overall, I'm proud of this project and have learned how to manage the weight of the project for next time. Whatever makes us stronger, right?