Lots of rug hooking going on here recently. I finished my winter project (super secret) rug and got a great start on my granddaughter’s school auction rug. The auction isn’t until next March, but I always like to get things finished before any stress-inducing deadline rears its ugly head. And once I begin pulling loops I cannot stop until the rug is finished. My motto is “OCD is my friend!” I think I’ll hook a rug with that emblazoned on it.
I showed my preliminary drawing of the auction rug in my blog a couple of weeks ago. Each class at the school has a chosen name. They are Honeybee, Blackberry, River, Sun and Cedar. I did some tweaking of the design, making the honeycomb and blackberry areas larger. The two bees were ditched and replaced with a larger honeybee. A couple of inches at the right end were cut off to balance everything.
I’m trying to use mostly as-is (un-dyed) wool. That sounds simple, but even with tubs and tubs of wool from which to choose, I’ve had to hook, reverse hook, and try another color wool in certain areas. A few of the areas will have dyed wool.
The weather has been hot and humid here in south central Pennsylvania. Summer is not my favorite time of year and I have to push myself to stay active or I can end up in a summer coma. I can’t help but think ahead to autumn. Just the word “autumn” conjures up delightful images and remembered smells of that beautiful time of year. With that in mind, I will be highlighting some of my more autumnal designs in the next week or two. No time like the present to start hooking a fall project!
There’s a lot of beauty out there and in finishing and beginning hooked rugs.