You read that right! I caught up! Today I’m working on Part 9 of the Cosmic CAL by Helen Shrimpton (See Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4Part 4.33, and Part 6.5). The colorway is Harmony.

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The end is near! I don’t want to think about all the ends that are left to weave in – I’ve just been stitching as fast as I can.

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I’m really happy with the way my Cosmic Stars came out. I had relatively few issues. I only had to frog a row once, and that was because I was working in the same row instead of the row before on one of the arms of the stitch several times. I also love the effect of the double treble crochets in the skipped stitches of the previous rows. If this sounds like gibberish, just watch Helen’s videos! I’ve never worked a pattern with so many helpful resources.

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I did end up losing yarn chicken in that last row of mustard. I initially was going to add a section of the lighter yellow, but decided to go with half double crochets all around instead of double crochets.

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You can tell how much longer the rows are getting by how few rows are in Part 8 compared to Part 4 or 5. I finished the last two rows of Part 7 and 3 rows of Part 8 on Sunday. I finished another 3 rows on Monday. The final row I finished on Tuesday – the same day Part 9 was published. I’m hoping to finish by Tuesday, 6/19/18, and am even taking it on another trip. This will be a well traveled blanket!

Check in next week for the final form (and hopefully before and after blocking pictures) and stay tuned for those patterns!

 

 

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