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Online Craft Club Show and Tell #35

Today’s episode is more show and less tell, since I have told you about it already. Here are the washed and blocked pics of Skimmer.

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I did want to let you know how I did the armholes, becasue it’s a little different than the other borders. When you are picking up stitches for an armhole, the general ratio for stockinette pick up is 3 for 4. I slip the first stitch of each row, so my pick up is 3 stitches for each long outside stitch. BUT, the armhole has to be decreased 4 for 5 at the same time. So. You have to keep 3 and 5 in your mind. I crocheted one in the first stitch, and 2 in the second, and continued that around. AT THE SAME TIME, each time I was about to hit a multiple of 4, I involved the next stitch so that four stitches would take the place of five. It sounds so complicated, but really, it falls into a rhythm. On the second round, you just do the 4 for 5. Work the third round even, and then make your shells. You may need to stretch the shells out right under the arm to help then lie flat.

I’m still working on the bag I told you about it, and it’s about half way done.

Take a picture of your current project, whatever that happens to be. Or maybe one you recently finished. Or the materials for the one you are about to start. Let’s say materials for a project in whatever state it happens to be in at the time you snap it. On Friday, post the picture and tell us about your project. What you did, or what you are going to do. How much you are enjoying it, or hating it. You know–show and tell.

Just copy & paste the code below the graphic and get crafty with me!

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