Sunday, October 25, 2015

Color Planning by the Seat of My Pants

Seems I do this a lot ~ color planning at the last minute when I need a wool for the grass, or the sky, or whatever.  When first starting the Out of Hand Challenge rug tried to use as many worms from my bags of various colors as was possible.  

For the sky there were several worms pulled from the bag then went directly to the source of the over-dyed flat wool in my stash.  Will be nice when that is gone too.

But now a decision needed to be made on grass/ground color.  Since I'd recently tried to organize my wool stumbled upon this textured over dyed wool which I think will work great.  Have cut a few strips to hook with tonight and hope it looks like grass and not water.
For at least one of pups I'm hooking the spots in the lighter brown and tan for the body.  The other pup will be close but not quite same colors.

As for Nantucket Broom Ride I did do a little more wool yarn whipping the under edge of the rug but still have one and half sides to whip and then the tacking of the inside edge.  

Have a great evening everyone.


  1. I need to get busy on my challenge rug!!! You are off to a great start.
    Hugs :)

  2. Hi Saundra,
    Love that green and think it will be so pretty!! The rug is looking great!! So nice that you have such lovely wool to choose from!!!
    Happy Hooking~

  3. I think the green will be perfect. Your border is starting to take shape nicely.

    I haven't done much on my rug but I hooked a wee bit. This rainy weather is not conductive to hooking.
    Have a great week.

  4. I like it! I tend to color plan by the seat of my pants

  5. Smart to be hooking background and border as you go instead of saving it till the end! I think the green wool will work great for grass - especially if you hook it vertically?


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