Lucky thirteen

Allergy season is in full bloom, so it is, in a way, appropriate that I spent most of my crochet time over the past two days working on a join-as-you-go six-petal flower shawl.

I managed to add two rows to the smaller of what is (at the moment) the smaller of the two shawls and weave in all of the ends that needed to be woven in on that same shawl, bringing the total number of rows completed for the smaller shawl to thirteen.

Here are the two shawls shown one next to the other:

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Two crochet shawls in medias res

and here they are laid end-to-end, just five rows shy of the completed length of one shawl:

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Two crochet flower shawls laid end to end

and here is an up close and personal view of the flowers:

crochet shawl made of join as you go crochet flowers
The long view of the crochet shawl made of crochet flowers

The crochet time I did not spend on “actual” crocheting, I spent making two short crochet videos using Google Glass to film the action.

The first video details “How to make a slip stitch that slips”:

while the second one demonstrates how to make a chain:


I know that most of my readers already have these skills down pat, but not everyone does, and if the videos I make can help just one person learn this marvelous craft, it will have all been worthwhile.

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