A friend and follower Cathy asked me what wool was used to hook the curvature areas of the sheep so thought I'd post a picture. It is a herringbone and actually am using two different herringbone pieces of wool for this rug.
The wool on the left is a light grey & white herringbone and if you click on the photo should enlarge it enough for you to see the change of stripe direction is about every half inch.
The wool to the right is what I'm using for the outer edge of the main design since it is a tad more bold. That wool is double-sided and used the dark side for the legs of the sheep but in a smaller cut and the lighter side for the outer edge.
Well here it is the eve of the goal I'd set to have the sheep rug done and as you can see, it isn't. And, no way can I get it done tomorrow New Year's Day either so may as well slow down and enjoy the process until it is finished.
In the above photo you can see that I did remove the red strip from around the star and like it much better now. Must tell you that the rug looks more rich in person. And what makes it a whole lot better doing this kind of border is that I'm using up lots of strips from my worm baggies.
Come to think of it, that may be part of the reason for not meeting my deadline by tomorrow. Seems I spend so much time looking thru my baggies for just the right wool strips when that could have been hooking time. Oh well, it is still very rewarding knowing that I'm using up wool worms which seem to magically multiply faster than they can be used.
I'm staying in this New Year's eve and hooking and have a glass of Pinot Noir with me now. Back in the day I was a party person but stay close to home now. If you do go out to celebrate the new year, Please please be safe and have a cab or friend drive you home. Enjoy the closing of 2015 and welcome in 2016. I'll welcome 2016 behind closed eyelids.
God Bless, thanks for being my blogger friends and followers as I appreciate you all.