Five squares and a border to go

Yesterday, as the sun set on my crochet efforts:

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Sawtooth sunflowers as of sunset, April 2, 2013

I was a bit alarmed to find that I had 16 squares left to crochet in order to make the sawtooth sunflower throw the minimum size I had had in mind.

Adding to my worries, those sixteen squares would need to be joined, have ends woven in and trimmed, and then somehow, some way (all of which struck me as impossible at the time) I would need to crochet a border and block it in time to get it in Friday’s mail.

Today, however, I tapped into much needed crochet mojo, and made substantive progress:

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The sawtooth sunflower throw as of sunset, April 3, 3013

I am now just five squares shy of my minimum goal, and if I get up early enough, I should be able to finish the last row of sunflowers and complete work on a simple, single crochet border.

Left to my own devices, I would have liked to have made a throw big enough to cover a field; the sunflowers would turn, and there would be all kinds of appliqu├ęd and and moveable pieces.

But as with all of life’s endeavors, time is limited, and I suppose the most we can ask for is to be able to say that we have done the best we could with what we had.