I complete four rows of a shawl, and the Tetrisghan resurfaces

This weekend, when I was not doing other things, I spent most of my time working on the first of two shawls I am making.

When I last wrote about the shawl, I was preparing to add a 15th and 16th row.

Over the weekend I not only finished crocheting both of those rows and weaving in the ends, I also managed to add a 17th and 18th row, so now both shawls are 18 rows long.

To get an idea of how a shawl will look when it is completed, I laid them end-to-end:

two crochet shawls made from join as you go crochet flowers
The two crochet shawls to be laid end to end

So now that I have reached the visual halfway point of both projects, I can see my way to the end of each, but Inow, I have enough experience to that when I finish a project, I doesn’t always mean the project is finished with me.

Case in point.

In February of 2013, I began work on a piece I called a Tetrisghan.

Based on the video game, Tetris, it was an idea that had been bouncing around my head for quite awhile, and as I waited for winter to end and for spring to begin, I took pencil to paper tried to figure out how I would place the tetriminos (which I had yet to mak) so that they would fill a 10 unit by 22 unit array:

graph of a Tetris inspired crochet blanket made from crochet squares
A crochet project for March

Eventually those scribblings on paper were transformed into crocohet, and fter spending more time on the project than I had expected to, I finished it.

Here is how it looked:

Tetris inspired crochet blanket composed of crochet squares
The completed crochet Tetrisghan

To my delight, the Tetris community gave the Tetris inspired blanket a warm reception, and this past Friday, when Tetris celebrated its 30th anniversary, two of the images from my Tetrisghan adventure were included in a video, and if you are careful not to blink, you will be able to see it at just round 50 seconds in.

Tetris 30th Anniversary Video – June 6, 2014 from Tetris on Vimeo.

3 thoughts on “I complete four rows of a shawl, and the Tetrisghan resurfaces

  1. Art in life! Way cool!!! I’m so glad your work received recognition. Congrats!!

  2. That is so cool!!! The tetrisghan is seriously awesome, so it deserves to be honored. You are amazing! The shawls look beautiful….

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