What are you most proud of? I made some mistakes (like doing 4 dc when I should have done 3) but they don't show, unless you know to look and then you really have to hunt for them. But I'm not giving it as a gift, so I didn't rip out and redo. My daughter's cat (who also happens to be silky soft) sort of "claimed" the blanket as I was making it, laying on corners even when I was working on it. When I finished and laid it on the floor to see how it looked, he came over immediately and lay down smack-dab in the middle. So I said, "Okay, Tucker, if you want it that badly, you can have it." My daughter will no doubt lay it at the foot of her bed to help keep the cat hair from showing (she has black sheets and he has long white hair-ha!). What advice would you give someone starting this project? Any super-bulky baby yarn will do. Here are the amounts called for in the pattern: white - approx. 14 oz, 432 yards purple - approx. 7 oz, 216 yards yellow - approx. 3.5 oz, 108 yards Follow instructions for any basic granny square. Here is a great tutorial: http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/granny_square.htm If you use the link above, I used "Method 1" for starting and for joining rounds, as they did also in the tutorial.