Five squares and a border to go

Yesterday, as the sun set on my crochet efforts:

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Sawtooth sunflowers as of sunset, April 2, 2013

I was a bit alarmed to find that I had 16 squares left to crochet in order to make the sawtooth sunflower throw the minimum size I had had in mind.

Adding to my worries, those sixteen squares would need to be joined, have ends woven in and trimmed, and then somehow, some way (all of which struck me as impossible at the time) I would need to crochet a border and block it in time to get it in Friday’s mail.

Today, however, I tapped into much needed crochet mojo, and made substantive progress:

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The sawtooth sunflower throw as of sunset, April 3, 3013

I am now just five squares shy of my minimum goal, and if I get up early enough, I should be able to finish the last row of sunflowers and complete work on a simple, single crochet border.

Left to my own devices, I would have liked to have made a throw big enough to cover a field; the sunflowers would turn, and there would be all kinds of appliquéd and and moveable pieces.

But as with all of life’s endeavors, time is limited, and I suppose the most we can ask for is to be able to say that we have done the best we could with what we had.

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8 thoughts on “Five squares and a border to go

  1. I see nothing to balk at in what you’ve accomplished. The throw is lovely and lively. The lucky recipient will be thrilled. And if they’re not, you just send them to me and I’ll set them straight!

  2. The heck with setting them straight. Just send me the throw! 😉 it’s certainly beautiful!

  3. This is yet another of your fabulous projects. Can’t help but have a big smile on my face when looking at it! Is this a pattern one could purchase from you?

  4. Have you made afghans with pieces that turn before? I’m already imagining in my head how I might do that, but I’d love to see what you’ve done!

  5. I have always been sad that we raffled it off. We actually never met the woman that won it. She sent a friend to pick it up.

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