Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Yippee, I pulled my final loops today while watching General Hospital.  Yes, am guilty of being obsessed with that show since 1968 when I was folding diapers that time of day.  Hey, back in the day there were fewer channels to watch and there were no disposable diapers then.

Anyhoo, I pulled out the red in the lioness' tail, changed out the gold in the top left penny circle and was getting ready to steam it when I noticed the remaining red in the lion's mane.  Oh man!
So before I pull it out think I will look at the rug in the morning to see if that red/gold texture is okay there or if it needs to be pulled out for sure.  My initial reasoning for putting the red in there was to show it was a mane and not just a blob of gold with a misshapen lion.  But in the beginning it was a little heavy with the red so pulling out what I did was a good thing.  Oh, I forgot to mention the dimensions of this pattern are 19 x 35.

Next is binding and as promised, will do a tutorial for those of you who have never used wide cotton binding tape.  Uh, this is my maiden voyage in that department as well so I'll be learning along with you.  But, I have used the 1 1/4" cotton biding tape so can't imagine this will be much different.

In today's mail I received the pattern for the swap and want so badly to start hooking it but can't yet.  The other hooker can't start hooking on the rug I'm sending her until after the 20th so this will give me time to bind the lion rug before I start.  Plus I just sold another Domestic Zoo pattern so need to draw two more out to have on hand since Evelyn will be teaching a Magdalena class at Woolley Fox in April.

For sure before I post a picture of the Lion in the Woods rug on my web site I will have to mount it on something upright so I can get a good picture.  Whenever I hover over top a rug it seems to never be straight and I straddle the rug or lean over so my toes don't get into the picture and the rug never looks even.

Well kiddo's I've fed Ben and soon he'll be circling the wagons for his walk.  Thanks for visiting and please be kind to one another.



  1. I love it! I like the bit of red in the mane too!

  2. What a wonderful Job you did on your lions!Hugs Cheri

  3. Hi Saundra
    I love the lion rug and I really do like that little bit of red in the mane. Looks very nice.


  4. Oh Saundra it is beautiful!Personally I like the red in the mane,as it helps define it.Still can not believe how fast you can hook.Looking forward to the tutorial.Hugs,Jen

  5. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! I don't think you've ever told us how big it is. Looking forward to the tutorial.
    Hugs :)

  6. ah, I just love it!
    good for you!

  7. I agree, leave the red. It is a great rug!!!!


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