A new rug begins.

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.

The class names of Honeybee, Blackberry and River are finished.  Now on to classes Sun and Cedar.  

The class names of Honeybee, Blackberry and River are finished.  Now on to classes Sun and Cedar.