Over a year ago I started a CAL (Crochet-a-long) on Ravelry, making 6" granny squares to make an afghan for my mom. I finished the squares in late December and thought I was basically done. Then I started trying different joining methods and 3 hours later finally chose to use the flat braid method. It took me an entire month to join the squares. But it turned out great and is my first really big crocheting project to finish. Happy Birthday Mom!