wow! that is absolutely gorgeous! and it looks pretty challenging to knit to my eyes but I guess you can do anything if you just give it a try
if you do decide on starting on this blanket: please please keep us updated on the progress.
I just found out the girlfriend of my boyfriends best friend (hmm does that still make sense) is pregnant and I'm wondering if I should make something for her once she's past that tricky 3 month stage....