Doc and I are painting at our daughter's rental house this morning, before it gets too hot, and I wanted to get a post up this morning since tonight is Eastside Stitchers at Crossroads. I know you are all just dying to see what the Graduation Afghan looks like now.
Last night when I went to bed, I had finished hooking together 4 of the 6 rows of squares. I modified my dc join a bit, and I like the way it looks even more.
Instead of hooking a dc into each a back loop of each square, I hooked a dc2tog.
It went like this:
Hold squares (or rows of squares) together with the wrong sides facing outwards.
YO and insert hook into back loop of one stitch on top square.
Pull through, yo, and pull through 2 loops leaving the dc half finished and 2 loops still on the hook.
You can see the original loop, and the 2 half finished dc still on the hook.
and pull through all 3 loops.
This is what it looks like on the back side. You can see the ridge.
Here is the front side. It is a totally smooth join.
Honestly, why is it so big? I guess I was thinking about how Pookie is over 6 feet tall. And, maybe that I would like it to go on a Full Size Bed. Crazy to be hooking this together in August. I was getting hot last night with those rows in my lap. Even in Bellevue.
shaping the planet with 4 rows finished.