Hi there! Well, I made it back with the old Granny Tree Skirt again, which can only mean that we are getting along fine. It does lay flat (on a carpeted surface) and after I stared at it, somewhat unimpressed for a good bit, I decided it was NOT complete after all.
This sweet bit of granny just needed a little something extra. I mean, it is Christmas after all. So Granny needed to dress for the occasion. That may seem silly, to want an old rustic looking granny square anything to take on a more Dressed Up appearance.
But I think that little chunky picot edge did it right. I don't think it made Granny look at all pretentious, just more interesting. And maybe feminine...
The pattern calls for a border of half-double crochet around the whole thing and then a row of slip stitch around. I did one row (the red) in half-double, then went back around for a second row of half-double in the off-white. I used the same color to make the picot edging. My picot was a *chain 4, sc in first ch, skip one, sc in next. Repeat from *.
I tried again to capture those jewel tone colors and to show how the picot edging turned out. I also tried to show it's size by laying it in front of the fireplace. It fits nicely under a full sized tree, and folded in half, it makes a good size to place under the skinny tree here in the Hearth Room.
Ah, I'm glad it's done. Now it already occurs to me how much trouble I will have packing it away at the end of the season. If only I could find a way to wear it! Ha!
Hope you are having a lovely day! Maybe the sun is shining where you are. It certainly isn't here! It's one of those cozy days for tea, books and crochet.