Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Red Lion Update

Figured it was time to take the rug off the frame and look at it critically. It is difficult for me to really see if the rug pleases me when it is right under my nose while hooking.  The original antique has blocks of hooked areas in the lion which I'm embracing.  
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.
My background won't have the dramatic color changes the original has but will definitely have light and dark areas to give the flavor of faded areas.

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.



  1. I think he is looking mighty fine!
    I broke down and turned the heat on already. I am a wuss!
    Hugs :)

  2. Love ur mat! Coming along great,,,,,,
    Cool here too,, snow yesterday near us and more tomorrow ,,, better find my boots,,,,,
    Take care,,,

  3. only snow here, is falling on my blog! ha! loving your progress ~ going to pull loops today myself...next to the woodstove!

  4. Hi Saundra,
    Your lion is looking great and what a fun rug! Believe it or not, we are having some hot weather again.....100 degrees tomorrow!!! At least it is cool in the mornings and is supposed to drop down into the 80's by weeks end!! No furnace here for a while!!
    Take care and happy hooking, my friend!
    Heart Hugs~

  5. Your lion is looking so great I love it. We are in for heavy rains and snow so brrr

  6. He's wonderful! Love the deep color. We are still running our a.c. all the time...I'll trade you!

  7. Love the rich colors you have chosen.
    The heat is on at our house !


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