After starting this project during the great crochet ripple blanket craze of 2007, I picked t up and put it back in its project bag many times. But the UFO is no more. I've declared it finished which I've found surprisingly satisfying.
I'm still on track with my 12 pairs (of socks) in 2012 project. I am, however, getting heartily sick of socks and I keep getting distracted by other projects (like crochet ripple blankets).