I suppose I should confess that this isn't my first afghan. I did one from 2001 through 2006? I really don't remember. I did Stoney Creek's Nature's Home. I did 4 or 5 squares every winter. I count each block as a single project. (After all that is how the charts are done...) I only work on the afghan in the winter because the fabric is draped all over me while I stitch. Generally I roll up the excess and put a clamp on it to help keep it out of the way. I also work to have my water glass and phone handy by so that once I get started I don't need to get up too quick. They are a lot of work but I do enjoy them. Here is today's progress.