At least I managed to get a few loops hooked in before pulling some out and high frustration level of needing to rant. Will show comparisons so you can understand my frustration better. Here is a photo of the original Mary Comstock rug which is featured in the Kopp book. Look down the center of the design ~ at the top is a bloom with a grid, the next gold/beige motif is where that bloom and leaves go into. Below that the right and left stems join into the center of the bottom motif with a grid.
The drawing with black Sharpie from the person who redesigned a good rug also didn't draw the right and left stems going into the middle of the bottom motif. So in red Sharpie I redirected it. That's when I knew this had to go back in the bag. Perhaps the pattern and wool will have a longer wait out of my sight than the last pause.
Yes the pattern is smaller. I've reduced the size of patterns for myself before but still follow the original lines of the design. Okay, time for me to get happier and work on my new project...drawn by me!!!!!!!! And drawn smaller but like the antique not my vision of how I believe it should be. Why change a perfect design?
Okay, happy hooking...that's about to happen for me as soon as I walk away from the computer.