In all fairness, the Bernat people did say that the CAL would be light and airy and it is. I guess for the super warm afghan one needs to learn to knit.
So I am very happy with my CAL, and sorry for the rant last night.
On clue 6, mine looked like loose leaf bunch of lettuce and absolutely horrible. I have sloppy tension, using variegated yarn which is really uneven. So this AM with cheerful attitude, I went down from an H to a G hook. Thanks to BigFunFam, I did the 2 tr together for center, very nice. Followed the pattern, really focused on my tension, and it was looking too small. So I have actually had room to add one more of beading so that there are 32 of them, fiddled around with the last rows to add 8 corners and get it to about 11 inches. It looks less airy, and I am very happy with it. The variegated yarn just does not do much for the pattern, though I think it is just too much for any of the motifs, but it is all I have. Plus running out of one and will have to use another variegated. Yikes. But I am sure the motif will look nice using the MC.
So thanks to Bernat for giving us these patterns, all to all the posters that share their problems, tips, fixes, etc.,
it makes this so much fun.