I've just finished working the white stripes and am back to the solid blue. The solid blue down to the corner means I am just about done. 1 blue ball of yarn to completion.
And I am right where I want to be in terms of yarn use. When the blanket is done, I will have 1 ball of blue yarn left and almost 2 full balls of cream yarn left. Lots of yarn for a hat and a pair of something for this wee babies feet.
And then what next? This is the really fun part.