I'm close to being done hooking Jack but stopped to take pictures of progress to look with a different eye on the computer. It's getting down to the nitty gritty here and I'm uncomfortable picking colors for the border. I've thought of breaking up the border with a hit and miss in part of it, but not sure I can make it work since hit and miss isn't as easy as you'd think. Here is what I've done so far and this is with a flash.
This picture is without a flash and more natural to what it really looks like in person.
So now I'm wondering what to do to fill those other spots. Seems there is a need for a red at the upper left side but still not sure about the hit and miss toward the bottom that I started.
Tomorrow I'll work more on binding Westmoreland Ponies so I can finally post a finished rug of that and think about Jack. Yet I must say this JACK has been fun to hook.
The last couple evenings here have been wonderful with lower humidity, lower temps almost October like. Lemme tell you that I could live in 12 months of October weather.
Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your evening.
NEWBIES just reading, please feel free to drop me a line to ask questions. Don't know that I'll have the perfect answer because I have my own 'go to' people when I need answers. But we all started as newbies and you are now lesser a hooker than I am.
The above Jack pattern was a free pattern insert in the Sept/Oct 1997 issue of Rug Hooking magazine.
I love him, the one without the flash, it's very earthy and appealing, it made me smile on a rough afternoon.ReplyDelete
HI Saundra - I think your rug is progressing very nicely and I REALLY like the idea of the hit & miss - in fact I think you should use it on the remainder of the border - it adds so much interest!ReplyDelete
You've just been a hookin' fool lately. Me, just a fool.ReplyDelete
I too could live with these temps year round.. guess it would mean moving to another part of the world tho.ReplyDelete
He looks darling!ReplyDelete