Generally I don’t make a whole bunch of something at once when I am crocheting, so I don’t usually make a bunch of step one, then do all of the next step, and so forth. However, occasionally I get a custom order for 5-10 of one of my tawashi and then I start the assembly line process.
This week I have been working on ladybug tawashi. I spent a long time cutting the six inch tulle in half to make it the correct width to get a good gauge for my project. I am not really good at estimating if I have cut enough tulle to do the number of ladybugs, flowers, or turtles, so I just cut until I get really tired of doing it and then stop cutting and start crocheting.
All of my tawashi start best with the tulle side being crocheted first, so I sat down and made five tulle circles one day. Well, really I made a couple here and a couple there — some while watching the news and some while waiting in the car for preschool to end. Then, I went on to the cotton side as well as crocheting the two sides together. That involved more television, more car time, and some time waiting at ballet. Last night I made all the heads and spots and today I hope to put the spots on and finish them all.
Do you make items in assembly line fashion, or do you prefer to make one item and get it finished before starting the next?