“C” is for cookie (and cookieghan)!

One thing I have learned about working on a large or in some way complicated project is that eventually it does come to an end.

The final piece joined, the last tail woven in, the border done — and that is where (finally) I found myself today with the cookieghan.

The day started with one row to be completed:

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The cookieghan one row and a crochet border shy of completion

I prepared the last thirteen cookies in an assembly line fashion, attaching the length of yarn to be used for the joining to each of the remaining cookies.

Here is an overview of the crochet cookies sunning themselves on the back deck:

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The final 13 crochet cookies all in a row

and here is a cookie’s eye view of the same motifs:

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The long view of a baker’s dozen of crochet cookies waiting to be joined

By 10:30, I was ready to get to the work of joining the final row.

I started from the center cookie and worked my way out toward either edge. This reduced, but did not eliminate, the awkwardness.

I continued my work, rotating the entire afghan as I joined each cookie of the final row.

By 2:00 pm EDT, the cookies were joined, and all that remained was to remove the yarn scraps that had marked where joins were to be made, and crochet a border, which I did:

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The crochet cookieghan

Tomorrow is a new day, and while I am not exactly certain what I will work on, I do know that a new adventure awaits me. Meanwhile, I’ll join my favorite monster for a song in celebration of the cookie.

9 thoughts on ““C” is for cookie (and cookieghan)!

  1. Leslies, it’s fabulosus! What an amazing result. You must be so pleased with it. Loved your celebratory cookie song clip too – very appropriate! What i am intrigued by and hope you are going to reveal in some shape or form is the cookieghan’s destination and what prompted the idea – its’s so original and so unique and I guess picks up something significant for the recipient. Is she / he a baker? Or like all of us, just an irredeemable cookie-lover?! I love the idea that whoever it is or whatever the rationale behind making this, they can enjoy a baker’s dozen squared of cookies every day without worrying about calories or healthy eating! And finishing this project of course means the great joy of starting a new one today – can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Enjoy the satisfaction of an incredible job superbly done in the meantime! E x

  2. Cookie Monster is my favorite too. I have a growing collection of him. including tshirts & pjs. I love your afghan!! So creative!! Great job & unique!!!

  3. Leslie, the Cookieghan is beyond beautiful! You should be so proud. Your work is truly extraordinary!!!

  4. I can’t stop looking at this! Every time I come back, it puts a smile on my face! 🙂

    It’s amazing, creative, unique and doesn’t even need a border. You should enter this in the NC State Fair, too! I’ll bet my paycheck you’d win.

  5. oops they looked so real i put them into “Food cookies” then looking it up, i found, they were crocheted!! well done!! awesome

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