Three weeks left of accounting class,
but in between GAAP rules, deferred taxes, stockholders equity,
available-for-sale securities, 10Q's, balance sheets, etc., etc...
I am counting...not numbers...but
That's right, roses are much more fun to count.
The white rose rug from this post is half way done.
It will be 8 roses wide by 12 long for a total of 96 roses.
We did not need no stinkin' class to figger that one out!
(Yes, grammar class should be the next class on the docket.)
Here is the rug photographed from the front of my desk...
and here it is from the back.
The rug will be made in two pieces: each piece 6 x 8 = 48. ;-)
The two halves will be tied together instead of sewn together; hence,
each half can be thrown in the washer with ease.
White needs to have a back-up cleaning plan, as you well know.
I debated on how to join this sea of roses.
First, I thought, a "join as you go" method would work just like this post of blue mohair roses:
but there was too much space between each rose, for my liking, and a thicker fluffier rug was desired.
Then I thought maybe the rose granny square would be good...and it did not look right.
The white roses got lost in all that white, although I think a granny square of different colors in this size would have been awesome, but white was the only color I wanted to use for this project.
So here's what I decided on and how it was made to this point:
White roses were made with three strands of worsted white yarn.
Crocheted with the largest crochet hook.
The rose is the crocheted-in-the-round pattern that can be found here.
Since the rose has eight petals, two petals are easily
bumped up against each other on each side of the rose.
Flip the roses over and bend the petals down and
sew them together in the ch 1 space at the base of each petal.
you can even sew them together on the right side if preferred.
Now bump the two strips of eight up against each other and sew those petals together, as well.
(These are just sitting next to each other in the photo, not sewn together yet.)
And there you have it!
What do you think about a border?
I don't know if I am feeling the border thing or not, but I am open to suggestions and ideas.
I would love it if someone made this rug in colorful squares
like the granny rose square from this pattern sort of like this afghan:
Please let me know if you do it!
I will post the finished rug...soon I hope.
I have so many things I want to post about that I can hardly wait until
my class is over so that I can get back to blogging more!
It's so nice not working, at this time, but I will not feel the full effect of it until the class is over,
as it feels like work, but it's all good! ;-)