The return of the cookieghan

The cookieghan has reached the point that it is no longer a portable project.

Because the cookies are crocheted to be like real cookies with a front and a back, they are a firm motif and do not have what is known in the world of crochet as “drape.” While this gives the crochet cookies the feel of a real cookie, it also makes them awkward to work with when joining, and this fact has slowed me down more than I anticipated.

But be that as it may, the project has been moving forward and as of this past Thursday, all that remained to be done to complete the piece was to join row 6, row 10, and crochet a border, so after a hiatus of sorts, it was time for the return of the cookieghan:

I prepare to finish rows 6 and 10 and crochet a border for the return of the cookieghan
I prepare to finish rows 6 and 10 and crochet a border for the return of the cookieghan

Here is a detail of the rows where all the joining action will be taking place:

detail of crochet cookies
A detail of the cookieghan with rows 6 and 10 still to be done

Today, I was able to have my crochet efforts and intentions intersect which resulted in me joining row 9 to row 11 using row 10:

rows of crochet cookies
Rows 7-13 of the cookieghan

Row 6, the only remaining row left to join before I add the border, promises to be even more awkward than row 10, but whether it moves forward quickly or slowly, it will move forward, just as all project do: one stitch at a time.