When I sat and thought about it, I really didn't have any idea. I started this rug last Friday and I steamed it last night. It is a big rug, so it will maybe take me all weekend to get it bound. You know that hooking rugs really is a labor of love. This one is my own pattern. From drawing out the design to pulling the final loop is a big job. It never ever feels like work. Okay enough chatter.
I never seem to make a dent in them and they just seem to multiply. I did have to dye the background as I didn't have enough of that. I used my dye spoons so I got really good results. I used Karen Kahle's Dusty Little Dye Book. I really do enjoy that little book, and getting so many different colors out of just three colors of dye.
I started a new rug last night. It is a mermaid rug. I have three rugs I need to do while it is summer. A Ship, A Whale and the Mermaid. We should hit 100 degrees plus temperatures next week. That always slows down my hooking.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Doing all of the things you love best.
―Bess Streeter Aldrich---A Lantern in Her Hand.
(The book I am currently reading.)