My small fix was not enough and now I know what to do. Since I was afraid of a radical change from the direction given me on color planning the rug didn't want to just rip out everything at the border line. So thought about keeping the red there and adding spokes and blue. But now, with this picture I know exactly what I need to do.... well, almost. Here is a picture I just took with the minor change. But sometimes it really is best to start with a minimal change and see if it works. However, my quick fix did not fix the problem.
Must say I was almost tempted to just put this whole rug and wool aside as I was quite frustrated ~ didn't like what I saw, thought that I had a color plan all ready in place and it wasn't working out. But since I'll start another rug in 3 weeks thought that I'd see it thru because what isn't needed in my house is yet another UFO collecting dust and having negative vibes.
And, in all honesty, while I love love love whimsical and colorful rugs that I see hooked by others, I just don't have that in me to do it justice. I love Gail DuFresne rugs, love her color sense but just cannot pull it off. Even took a class with her asking her to please force me out of my comfort zone. Bless her heart she tried, I finished the rug and sold it at a show, so someone appreciated my piece. Yet, it wasn't me and so desperately wanted to be able to go there. Which means there is no way that I could ever be a McGowan certified teacher because I cannot do bright color.
Okay, for McGowan certification you'd have to do narrow cut and wide cut primitive, I've done narrow cut and know for sure that I CAN do it. But do I like it? Heck no! Here is a picture of my Rotties hooked in #3 and background in #5 and if I could have pulled off a background in #8 to make it look right I'd have done just that.
Yes, I love the cute Wee Folk design and have wanted to hook it for years. But each year I'd choose something else to hook instead. Well now is the time to get this baby done and out of the way. For in November I'll be back to my wide cut, naive, dark primitive old looking rugs!!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my thoughts.