Thursday, March 7, 2013

Thank you, Ransom E. Olds....

Contrary to what we're taught in school as little tots, Henry Ford did not invent the assembly line.   The man who first came up with the concept was Ransom E. Olds, who probably turns over in his grave every time another child learns to credit the concept to Henry Ford.

Be that as it may, God bless Ransom E Olds and his assembly line.  It is by far the quickest way to feel like you're accomplishing anything when crocheting motifs.

Seen here, an example of assembly line operation:

All the yellows are done and I'm working on adding the purple.    For what you may ask?   They will be the centers of 18 more of those lovely, delicious octagons right here:

I need 20 of those octagons total and eventually 12 of those squares.   And they're all going to come together to make one of these:

Afghan made by Mikey from The Crochet Crowd.
Find them on Facebook.  This is March's Mikey's crochet
afghan club.

I'm super excited to get mine done and put together.    The goal date is March 20th.  I've never made anything so quickly except for dishrags.   

If anyone is interested in making this afghan there are tutorials for the whole process on youtube.   Here is the link to the first one.  Mikey's instructions are awesome.   


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    1. Thank you! I do, too. I can't wait to finish it and see it all together!

  2. Great history lesson to accompany your beautiful work.

  3. I had no clue that Henry Ford should be credited for the assembly line!! And by the way - Your afghan is going to be gorgeous!! I might have to try that one sometime!! Nice work :)