In between assembling purses for people, working sporadically on things for my October show, wanting to get ready for my Cape May rug camp, and trying to have some semblance of order here with my newly adopted pup (wish I could establish a routine with her), I find myself needing something new to hook. WHEW! That was a loooong run on sentence.
I love Not Forgotten Farm designs and have numerous patterns of hers. I've always been enamoured with the Cat in the Shoe design, so that is what I'm working on right now. As I'm looking at it the ears seem a little under hooked. When I hooked them I remembered my teachers saying to "Stay within the lines to keep small things small". Since I didn't want my cat ears to grow to huge proportion thought I'd better stay within the lines. However, I just might re hook them a smidgen larger.
While I think of the pattern as Halloween am thinking that I'll hook it so that if someone wants to buy it who loves their cats, it can be used all year. It can just be a kitty kat who jumps in a shoe for play.
The background that is hooked in right now is a blue and grey plaid with a tan line and off white. Thought it might look like sky and be a light contrast to the cat. Am thinking of a red and orange texture for the triangles and a darker one row border but not as dark as the shoe (Jinx) which is also a great texture from Heavens to Betsy.