I know that some people go around asking for sock yarn leftovers for this type of blanket, but all of the yarns in mine are from projects I have finished. This means that progress tends to be abysmally slow, since I have to wait for a finished project for new colors, but I love that each yarn helps tell a story. As it has gotten larger, Chiquita has started coming up to me when I have it out and asks me "what is this one's story?" Some of them she recognizes as "her" yarns: yarns that I used for socks for her. Others she has seen on the feet or babies of people she knows.
Recently we were talking about how very long it may take me to finish it, since she has already laid claim to it someday. Half jokingly I told her it might take the rest of my life, but that that was okay too. She thought about it seriously for a moment, and then told me, "Momma, if you don't finish it, then maybe someday I will... but not too soon, because I don't know how and it looks hard. You will have to teach me when I am much older." I guess I might have to at that. It is good to know that both the skills and the stories will be kept though.