After spending last Saturday at the hook-in, it was fun to work on my rug this week and think about all the other rug hookers out there doing the same thing and creating all their masterpieces! If you have not seen photos of the rugs at the Rock Creek Lenexa hook-in, check out my two previous posts. There are also photos on Anita's blog.
I continued to work on the "other end" of Crazy Horse this week. Here is the overall shot. With this much of the rug completed, it is starting to be like wrestling an alligator to work on it! I have one of those wonderful turning frames on a floor stand, but actually turning the rug is becoming a challenge.
I completed the purple chicken, the horse, the sheep, the heart, and a bunch of pennies this week.
The third and final chicken!
The second and final horse.
The horse is hooked with the wool pictured below. It is pretty thick and almost "spongey" feeling. When you cut it, you end up with some lighter strips and some darker strips. My plan was to use darker strips on the legs, tail and mane - lighter strips in the body area. It pretty much turned out that way although I see a few areas I want to go back and work on. I'm not sure why, but seeing a photograph of the hooking helps to point out things you had not really noticed before! I guess the photo is a way to experience Super Focus!
This is the one and only sheep in the rug design. I think it turned out so cute. The gray squiggles are hooked with a wool I bought at the hook-in last Saturday. I think it makes a nice subtle contrast with the creamy color. Here is another example of something I hadn't noticed until I saw this photo.... I need to fix the eye - there is a little tail sticking out!
I'm excited that we start back up with classes at Anita's this week! We've not been together on Wednesday morning since way back in December. I want to start thinking about the border of this rug. I know I'll use the same basic colors I've used so far, but I will need more wool.
We are getting close to Spring here in Kansas. My husband took this wonderful shot of a robin sitting in our Zumi Crab tree last week. Pretty soon this robin will be able to sit in the same place and be nestled in beautiful white blooms! Hmmm.... rug design possibility???
Have a great week and check back next Saturday to see how Crazy Horse is coming along. I may actually have to slow down a little bit, my hands (both of them) are starting to have some unusual pains! Hmmm... could it be from rug hooking??? I hope not!