I'm done with the afghan and the finishing process begins! Sometimes the finishing takes me just as long as the actual project. I started this blanket in February so hopefully weaving in ends won't take me till November! I may just tie knots and cut the ends off (as Michael suggested) which is a crochet no-no according to real hardcore crocheters but it will be our little secret :-D.
I'm wondering now whether to give this as a birthday gift or christmas present to the recipient... I'm also wondering if my next project should be something for me or continue on this early Christmas gift kick. I hate having two projects going on at the same time; it makes me a little crazy so I have to make a decision. What do you think?