I forgot how much stamina a blanket of this size requires. I haven't made a real afghan since my cousin got married in 2000. I think I'll stick with baby-sized stuff. Much quicker turnaround. :) Though, this only took 4 months, and I've spent longer on socks. Maybe it's just the sheer size of the project. I couldn't tuck it in a little bag and take it on car trips after a while. It just seemed to be everywhere.
Also, after finishing a large project, does anyone else feel a sense of "black hole"? I tend to start and tear out several new projects before finally fixing on what's next. Today I started a baby sweater (before I finished this, I needed a ride-to-church project), but now don't feel like finishing it. Later today I started a preemie hat for this, but can't bring myself to like it enough to continue.* It always happens after a long project ends.
*(Don't worry, that's where most of the other hats I've made so far will go.)