But only briefly. When I posted about the Three Card Monte back in November, the Flog had maybe three readers and they were all, I think, Americans. Now we have a lot more and only 37% of you have regular access to good old 8½×11 inch American letter paper. (For the rest of you out there in A4 lands, welcome aboard and it’s not too late to reject the faux scientism of the vast Vichy Metric Conspiracy.Throw off your power-of-ten shackles! Freedom belongs to those who can count by twelves!)
Um, I had a point here, somewhere. Ah, yes. At the annual convention in New York City, one sees signs here and there, saying, “Don’t Get In Over Your Head!” Probably not a great way to learn how to swim, nor a particularly good way to learn how to fold. I admire those who jump into the complex side of the pool. It can be frustrating, I know, but not everyone wants to start out with duckies and sailboats.
Ce?i dit, sometimes an individual will see a complex model and want to fold that model, come Hell or high hamsters. Say a hapless folder were to post a CP, knowing that most experienced folders could puzzle it out in a few moments without any difficulty and this rugged, yet untutored, individualist comes along and sees it. It’s the old Immovable Object and Irresistible Force thing. Something’s got to give.
This morning, I fully intended to get up and make a full, from scratch SCP of how to fold the Three Card Monte, full of landmarks and angles and three-part harmony and all like that. But then my landlord came by with a big bag of smoke detectors and CO detectors and the day kind of got away from us.
Please to accept this humble set of photo instructions that will lead you step-by-step from the CP to a hexagonal shirt wallet, with my abject apologies for not explaining how it got here. And, if you feel cocky, you can try your hand at the playing card model.
And next time, I promise to post something from a square. Tschüs!