Wasn't sure which wool to use in the areas so have tried a certain wool in the forward rib area just above the light rows ~ that section was a light block. Then later used a darker wool in the hind section and part of the tail. Not sure what wool will be pulled yet; think I'll just keep hooking and checking it from time to time to see what makes me happy.
To refresh your memory, here is what the original antique rug looked like.
Going to have the first frost tonight, according to the weather man. The temp inside the house now is 64 and am hoping to go to bed without heat and sleep under a cozy comforter. Then in the morning just might need to turn the thermostat from 'off' to 'heat' in the morning.