Okay guys and gals, I lived with the dog rug for a few days and did end up making a change in that top right corner. I knew if I didn't do it now I'd wish I had because it would be difficult to make the change once the rug is bound. , Yeah, I'm getting ready to bind it now but just had to take a picture with the edges turned under.
I'm quite happy with the way it turned out And, my girlfriend Shari said this is her favorite of all the rugs I've hooked and even complimented me on my color planning. Must admit tho, this is not what I had intended it just sorta happened and the dog barked the colors it wanted in the rug.
And for those of you who like seeing the close up colors with a bright flash here is what it looks like up close and personal in the bright 'hollywood' lights. The rug does not look this light and bright in person. it looks more like the picture above. But I know you like to look at the colors to see what wools you have in your stash which might be similar to what I've used in this rug.
And, if you look at the rug my intentions were to have the blue line trailing under the penny circle at the top left and lead to what would eventually be a blue/green bottom. Likewise I ran a row of blue up the right side and used it on the outside curve on the right corner so it would provide the same introduction of color. And, perhaps I didn't make a wise decision but in the bottom right corner I put some brown in an attempt to balance a brown at the bottom portion of the rug. If you double click the picture you can see that the brown doesn't show as dark as it appears.
This was a fun rug to hook and it could easily have been done before now but I spent 2 or 3 days cleaning up my wool room so lost valuable hooking time. I've been asked by several people if I sell this pattern and I don't. You can purchase it from Barb Carroll at http://www.woolleyfox.com/. However, since the design is in public domain and is of the age from the 1800's, it was acceptable for me to draw it out on my own. However I'd never sell this pattern since Barb offers it on her web site.