I've been working on the mitered square project since August. When I first saw and heard about this blanket I swore I'd never think of starting it, the completion would take a lifetime I thought. But this afghan just kept resurfacing in discussion after discussion. Finally, I was tempted and I thought I'd just "try" a few squares - perhaps knit a small pillow or two.
I fell down the rabbit hole and after eight months, taking one month away for vacation, here is where I stand:
All and all I'm pretty happy with my progress and may even try to make up for the lost squares.