Yes, for everything there is a season and for my granny square afghan it is time to connect the squares. I got a good start last evening. In fact I am halfway through. The finished piece will be 7 squares tall by 8 rows. I've done 4. Of course then there will be the fifty-eleven loose ends and the edging but still there IS light at the end of the tunnel.
On the Spud KAL progress, I was unable to use my most fantastic Desert Garden handspun for Spud's coat because it was too thick for the twisted loop technique. So I am using what the pattern originally calls for, which is Spud & Chloe Sweater in Ice Cream and it is perfect and how it should be. I love the twisted loop technique, it is so cool and perfect for woolly sheep coats. Susan Anderson, the designer has created a wonderful tutorial on this technique, which was SO helpful in making the stitch.