This pattern is called "Rose Booties" by Paula Leach on Ravelry. I had a fun time making them but a hard time getting a good photo of them. If you follow that link, you'll see her photos which are better. Next time I'll be sure and use my 3.75 hook. I used a 4.25 hook and they were not as tight and sturdy as I would have liked them to be. My roses needed to be slightly smaller too, I think, and the smaller hook and crocheting more tightly would take care of that. I used Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly baby sport yarn. Love them!
Note: I love the way the rose is made for these. It's different than any other rose pattern I've seen. I hate the ones where you crochet a long strip of shells and then have to roll it and sew, roll it and sew, until it's done. Mine NEVER turns out looking right. If there's a trick to this and you know it, let me know.
Are y'all going to watch the 2-hour premier of Dallas on TNT tonight? I've been waiting for months for it to finally start. I'll be watching with my popcorn and an icy-cold Dr. Pepper!
I'm so hoping it's going to be good. I need a good new show to watch, and I loved the original show. The only thing is, J.R.'s eyebrows are going to drive me crazy! Look:
No, J.R., NO! That's just WRONG and it drives me nuts to look at.
By the way, I live only about 5 miles up the road from Southfork Ranch! Y'all look for my house while you're watching! Hee-hee.
Thanks for all your comments on the "inappropriate bra" incident. I'm still getting comments, and have enjoyed hearing all of your opinions, even the ones that didn't agree with me.
I sat outside (still in my jammies) yesterday morning, had my coffee, and finished crocheting that second bootie. It was so nice out. I was enjoying myself immensely until some fool rang my doorbell around 10:00. There was no way I could answer the door in my attire (or lack of) so I have no idea who it was. It wasn't a delivery truck because I can always hear the rumble of their engines as they come and go. The dogs went nuts, I got up to rush around and put some appropriate clothes on, and by that time whoever it was had gone. We have a "No Solicitors or Handbills" sign on our front door, but some people don't pay attention to it or can't read.
Anybody that knows us knows to call before they just drop by, mostly because I'm NEVER dressed appropriately, i.e. wearing a bra, unless I'm going somewhere. Plus, I like to corral the dogs before anybody comes over because they are spoiled bratts and get too excited. Nowadays, since nearly everybody has a cellphone, there's no reason to not do so. It's just good manners to call first! Doesn't anybody teach their kids good manners anymore? (Jeez, I sound old and crotchety!)
I need to make a cake tomorrow to take to a poker party on Friday night. Do y'all have a good cake or dessert recipe you can share with me? I've made most of my favorites for that group and need some new ideas. It doesn't have to be a cake either. It can be brownies or any other type of dessert. I made home-made cinnamon rolls for them a couple of times. pammysue8 (at) gmail (dot) com. I'm going to delete this email address from here tomorrow so write it down if you want it!
I had a list of things in my head yesterday that I wanted to be sure and mention to you today. Mistake. Never keep a list IN YOUR HEAD, Pammy Sue! Write it down!
So that's it then. Send me some dessert recipes that you've tried and love! I'll be waiting for your email. Don't forget about Dallas tonight either!