The waning days of summer

Summer is slipping away on two fronts. The days are getting shorter, and the inexorable march toward fall has begun in earnest.

In just four increasingly shorter days, the first four-and-a-half weeks of what for me me is “the state fair season” will be gone.

Come September 1, I will (no doubt) take a panicked inventory of the cookies I have made so far, subtract them from the total needed, and then come up with an impossible to keep schedule to which I will try to adhere with varying success depending on the day.

In the meantime, I have been working to finish Dotghan 1.0, and today, I got very, very close.

Yesterday, I added a fifth row of dots:

crochet dots, crochet blanket
I add a fifth row of dots

and then got a start on the crochet I needed to complete in order to add the sixth row, which I did today after breakfast:

crochet dots crochet blanket
and a sixth

Then I crocheted the remaining eleven rows:

crochet dots crochet blanket
Then I finish the last 11 rows of the crochet Dotghan

With Dotghan 1.0 all done but the weaving in of ends and blocking, I turned my attention to a task I had been putting off: the redesign of my M & M ® inspired cookie.

After several missteps and a little bit of frogging, I finally got a crochet cookie I thought looked the part:

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Two new, small crochet cookies

and now that I have that done, I had best get back to my crochet.