Well here is a picture of the old afghan o'doom:
For a better comparison on how freaking-rediculously-way-too-big it was here it is draped over my queen size bed:
You see on the lower right hand side how far it hangs over the edge? Yeah it was doing the same thing on the other side of the bed. I'm pretty sure it would have fit a california king if I had kept going. I remeasured it...it was 95" across. I have no idea what happened.
Now here is the progress on my afghan at a much more reasonable width:
I am now two stripes past where I was on the original afghan...and did that in four days of work. Where the old one had taken me a month of work.
Here is a close up and a better shot of the colors: