I always get antsy when I'm near the end of a project. It's because I'm SO CLOSE to being done but it feels like it's taking too long to get there. I really feel like I'm being tortured.
I have started knitting square 11 of 12 and I'm both happy and pissed. "Happy" because I'm almost done. "Pissed" because I'm not done yet.
I decided that I would start assembling the finished squares to help deal with this. I figured that if I could see the afghan partially completed that I would be appeased until I can get the knitting done.
Each square has to have a crochet border. Three squares have to be single crocheted together into a strip, then strips must be crocheted together. I usually dislike making afghans that have to be assembled: I prefer making them in one large piece. However, I wanted this afghan so badly that I slapped my dislike away. It helps that the squares are large and that there aren't many of them.
I have assembled 6 squares and, DUDE, I am pleased with how this is turning out.