Behold my afghan-in-progress! I started joining the granny squares (you can see that I've only joined them horizontally so far), mostly because I wanted to feel like I've made some progress! I have to make 15 more squares to make it a proper 48"x60" ish afghan. That was bumming me out, and I'll probably need to buy more yarn, but now I feel at least a modicum of success! Huzzah!
The real irony is that the heat in my building kicked on just after I started crocheting this wool afghan and they're not messing around. I don't think they want to risk people using space heaters, so I've had all the windows in my apartment open since it kicked on. I'm not even going to need the damn blanket.