Like I mentioned earlier, the project took me over a year, as I worked on it on and off, not really knowing how big it would be at the end. It even went on holiday to Italy with me, so if it had a label it would have to say "handmade in the UK and Italy" - how fancy!
The completed product is big enough to cover the laps of two people side by side. It is a bit narrower than I would like, but I learned a lot doing this blanket, about tension and borders in particular. I've promised the friend another crochet gift, and while I'm really proud of my efforts, the next project will be on a smaller scale I think!