Saturday, December 26, 2015

Hooking Completed

Yippee, I accomplished one of my two goals before the end of 2015. One was to finish hooking A Day in the Country, a design by Tonya Robey of Mad Hen Prims.   The binding won't be done until after I've accomplished goal two, which is to finish hooking the sheep rug. Hopefully I'll manage to complete that one in 2015 too.
Now I've a question for all you mathematical minded hookers or the ones who know the answer.  How much yarn does it take to whip a rug? Below is a picture of the only skein that color which was dyed by my dear departed friend Lesley.
The round skein of yarn measures 26" in length and there are 35 strands.  So doubled would be 52" x 35 = 1,820" (approx.).  Am I on the right track here?  The rug measures 25 1/2" x 33".  How much would I need to whip the edge with that yarn?

And if there isn't enough to whip the edge with the yarn would use what I have and attach the binding tape to the outer edge of the rug. The pretty yarn would be hidden on the bottom but would cover the foundation at the outer edge.

Now to put the hook in my hand and work on the sheep.

Hope you are enjoying the calm day after the busy Christmas day. Thanks for dropping by.



  1. The last rug I whipped the edge on, I kinda figured out that a 36" piece of yarn will whip 4" of rug - don't know if that's helpful or not! LOL Wonderful finish Saundra!

  2. On Facebook, I posted how Kris Miller calculates how much is needed and a couple others told how they figure.
    Great finish. We need to see the progress on your sheep. Good luck to you. I know you can do it :)
    Hugs :)

  3. Busy girl! Looks great. Can't help you on the math. I suck at math

  4. Cindi Gay also has a post about How Much Yarn To Whip A Rug which you can Google... or you can whip one inch and measure how much one inch takes. I sure hope you have enough yarn.... I think you are an over achiever... You are really going at it seriously... I'm just jealous of course.


  5. No doubt you will accomplish your goal. You are the fasted hooker I know.


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