Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bow or Rose?


Which do you like better...the bow or rose?

Yikes that red is really saturated in these pictures.

I definitely like the bow better.
Maybe I made the rose too small and it would look better bigger.

Pattern:  Ladies Rose Garden Mary Janes, purchased HERE
Yarn:  Deborah Norville Everyday in Flashback (stash yarn)
Hook Size G (one size bigger than pattern calls for)

I got a good laugh at myself while making these. I made both soles, and then completed the first one except the strap and rose. Then I completed the second one. After sewing in the last end (dumb), I noticed something was wrong. The second slipper was at least three sizes bigger than the first one! DOH! I know the soles were the same size, so I must have been adding a stitch every time I made a round on the second one. RIP, rip, rip! Bummer. That's what I get for not paying attention, something that happens to me quite often. It took me nearly all day yesterday and half the day today to finish the pair.

I plan to start a second pair this evening. It should go quicker now that I'm familiar with the pattern. I think I'll go with a solid color this time, but I do like the variegated and have a lot of it in my stash that needs using up. Hmm...I'll have to see how I feel when I start digging in the yarn.


The crock pot beef and veggies turned out great.
The Captain had his over bread.
Besides the hamburger and veggies, I used tomato juice (about three soup cans full) and a can of cream of chicken soup for the gravy. I added salt, pepper, and garlic powder.



  1. I think I like the bow better but the rose is cute too. Those are adorable slippers! Thanks for the details on the stew.

  2. Those are so adorable! I love the bow too!! And yum, now I am hungry!!
    xo Kris

  3. The bow.. a bigger flower might work, but it all looks good! Are you going to model them for us? Dinner looks good too.. we're just baking a Costco pan of lasagna for dinner! Cheating! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Yum! That crockpot dish looks soooooo good! (And I just ate!)
    Love the slippers too. I liked the rose best but they are both cute as can be.

  5. That is a hard chocie, becasue I like both...But if one needs to be chosen, I'd go with the rest and say the bow

  6. Slippers! Really cute slippers too. I was wondering what you were up to. I like them both : )

  7. To to cute.. You are a clever lady :)) I like the rose, but larger... The bow has the thumbs up :))

    Now for your dinner... It looks devine and my mouth is watering.... I love food..:)) Have a great day :)) Hugs..

  8. I like the bow better also. Good job on the slippers. Cute!

  9. I like them Pammy Sue, they are lovely, I like both bow and flower so if doing a few pairs I would do some of each but just to be different from everyone else I like the rose the best. You are not alone with your mistakes I do it all the time, I'm always ripping out and starting again it's a wonder I get anything finished. :)

  10. I agree with Teresa, if the flower was bigger. But the bow looks better.

  11. Anonymous7:49 AM

    I like the bow! Love the color yarn you used! Those are my favorite colors. I might just have to buy some of that yarn to make myself something...perhaps a scarf for my walks in the upcoming winter evenings!
    Enjoy your day!
    Kathy :)

  12. i like the bow better too :)
    and that food just made me hungry :O

  13. The bow. Although, I'm with Teresa, if the rose was bigger I think it would look great too.
    Your crock-pot roast looks yummy-we had a crock-pot dinner last night too. It's that time of year again!

  14. I definitely voting for the bow, they are adorable by the way. I made knitted Mary Jane's and loved them, so cute and tiny.

  15. The bow really looks good, love the yarn too.

  16. They are both cute, but I am partial to the bow! ;) blessings ~ tanna
    ps what time's dinner? I know you'll be cooking something good!

  17. I am thinking I like the bow, but I think if the flower were bigger I would go that way. Love the pattern though...I don't have much luck making pairs don't foot always ends up different somehow...

  18. The bow is lovely. I love crock pot meals!

  19. WOW .. those colours are FANtastic !!!!! I like the bow the best. Sorry I've been a bit slack with communication but my isp is having major problems and I'm having to try to work my way around them. Hope everything's back to normal soon. xox


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