I know, I know everything's coming up roses at Queenly Things. What can I say, I love me some roses. While I was crocheting that last batch I wondered if I couldn't use up some of piles of felted sweaters and wool to make even more roses, a veritable mountain of roses could be mine. I could tumble down mounds of soft, wooly roses - cashmere roses even. I mean who wouldn't want to?
I took one of the crocheted rosesI'd made and used it as a pattern. Then I just cut out bunches of these coils from old blankies, moth-eaten sweaters and whatever other scrumptiousness I could find.
To form the flower, just wrap 'round and 'round until it looks like this on the bottom. I wrapped so that the right side (the purl side) of the knit was on the inside.
I stitched from the inside out in spokes, kind of shaping the rose as I went. And that's it. Five minutes tops from start to finish.
What to do with all that rosiness? A hat perhaps?
Decorate a scarf...
Rosy brooches for a lapel
Spiff up a new pillow cover.
You can put all your roses in one basket...
And crown yourself Queen of the Rose Parade.
(the beautiful crown basket is from Alice Ann, my yellow rose in Texas.)