If Wallis Simpson crocheted

Wallis Simpson is known as the woman for whom Edward VIII gave up his day job as King of England, but in addition to her exploits as a femme fatale extraordinare, she is also widely credited for having said, “No woman can be too rich or too thin.”

Clearly, if the Duchess of Windsor had been a crocheteuse as well as a bonne vivante, she would now be known for having said, “No woman can be too rich, too thin, or have too many stitch markers.”

And short of stitch makers is exactly where I found myself today when I doing joining work on the would-be crochet cookieghan.

Having dispatched the first five of 13 rows, I spent most of yesterday’s crochet time laying out the cookies so that there was one of each variety in each row and each column. I had a few missteps along the way, but eventually, I got the cookies laid out to my satisfaction and documented the arrangement with this photo taken with my phone so that I would have a handy, easy-to-find reference of where ever I might be crocheting:

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My handy dandy cookieghan reference photo

In an effort to make the remaining joins of the cookieghan less cumbersome and awkward, I decided to join rows 7, 8, and 9, and then attach those three rows to row 5 using the cookies of row six. I would then use the same strategy (and the cookies of row 10) to join rows 11, 12, and 13 to the throw, but in order to that, I needed to free up the twenty-six stitch markers that were marking stitches on row 5, so I used small yarn scraps and tied them in bows to mark where the joins to row 6 would need to be made:

yarn scrap stitch markers
Using yarn scraps as stitch markers

yarn scrap stitch markers
Another detail of how I use yarn scraps as stitch makers

By late afternoon, time had run out on my crochet day, but I had made progress:

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An overview of the cookieghan so far

I had, for a nano second late last week, entertained the notion that I could finish this project by tomorrow. Clearly, that is not going to happen in the next 24 hours, but one of these days, I am going to wake up, fix some coffee, and I will finish this project.

I hope that by then I am ready for whatever is next.


5 thoughts on “If Wallis Simpson crocheted

  1. I am loving this! I do believe you are going to be famous for it. At least the weather is being kind for you. Eye “cookie” Goodness 🙂

  2. Looks wonderful!! You definitely have much more patience than I do. :o) Can’t wait to see it done.

  3. You are one of my heros I am sooo attention defecet that I can’t find anything! I will not even try grannys. Im proud to be allowed to watch this grow!
    Good stiching

  4. Another Wallis Simpson quotation to inspire you to finish your crochet project: “For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.”

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