Surprisingly, I have received a second request for a rose scarf. I had made one – I Never Promised You A Rose Garden – years ago for my cousin, at her request. Back then, I was not as responsible regarding my crochet as I am now; meaning, I have obsessed more time over how to roll up my crochet roses, and their appearance than I probably did on I Never Promised You A Rose Garden.
I have finally perfected a rose pattern to my liking, changing from the traditional scallop-shaped petals to a more trapezoidal shape. I finally perfected my crochet rose rolling and sewing skills; only to find out I have no green yarn for the vine, sepals and leaves!
This is kind of a break, though. I can now make the roses all in one color, as originally requested; and I can make better roses; and finally came up with a name for this projected: Blood And Roses, reflective of the anal retentiveness that makes me aim for perfection. And lastly, I took the time to bring down my red yarn bin, preparing for the second of two scarves requested.