I worked on my little chicken rug this week. I know that I have
shared so much stuff on this blog that sometimes I shake my head
in disbelief that I share what I share. But I just can't show you
my little chicken rug. I looked at it one day after a day of hooking,
and I laughed so hard I thought I was going to cry.
The chicken is just a blob and the colors are just hideous. Mark it up
to experience right. The only good thing is I am learning to get my loops
the right height and not so close together.
A long, long time ago I bought a bunch of books with rug patterns in them
in hopes that I might get to learn how to hook. I got one by Need'l Love called
Haunted Threads. This is going to be my next rug and I am going to follow directions.
That is the pattern. It has letters but I will conquer letters.
I have been collecting wools for the last couple of weeks so now
I think I can start it. I even bought some red dot tracer to trace the pattern.
Here is some of the wool I bought. I am so excited.
Do you know that is would be really, really easy to
just keep buying wool, I have always been really careful about
yardage and never kept much of a stash. But with wool, if feel
like a starving person in a candy store. I feel like I don't have
any self-control. Maybe I am safe here in California because we
don't have any wool stores. I have to order it all online.
I took a picture of the rug in the book, just so you know what it will look like,
I hope mine will closely resemble it, but at this point I am just hoping for
Isn't it really cute? I am going to start it tomorrow morning.
I have never done anything as big as this. You know, I like pulling
wool loops so much that even if it doesn't look like this picture, I will
keep doing it until someday, I will know what I am doing.
I have always got back up on the horse when I have fallen off.
I might be so sore I couldn't move the next day, but I did learn to ride
I think the same thing applies to rug hooking, I will just keep hooking and
have a good laugh on the way.
Have a lovely Friday,
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!(Psalm. 107:6)