It's really anti-climatic at this point because not much has been hooked. Yet isn't that always the complaint from me and Lauren (Rugs and Pugs)? Seems we never accomplish as much as we'd hoped. And sadly that is even more true for Lauren now because I don't think she has pulled a loop in weeks/month since she is preparing for vending at Sauder.
On my frame is Deer and Blue House, an antique adaptation which I drew measuring 21 x 30. I'm hooking with mostly #9 with some #8.5 and a few #8.
The overdyed wool being used for the buck was an older natural wool purchase from Dorr and it is rough to pull thru the linen, even the #8 cut. It must have been a coat weight wool, but have my Hartman hooks with the big shank to forge thru the linen to make it work.
In case you're wondering, I do the dashes and dots on the pattern where there's a change in value in the background. I do it for me as well as customers in case they want to show the gradation in background color. I usually ask the customer and sometimes the person wants to hook an all solid background and 'do their own thing' which is absolutely understandable. Just want to give the option.
Horribly hot and humid here so time outside is limited. My local wonderful weatherman said we will lose one hour this month as now we lose 2 minutes per day in daylight. And it isn't even 'fall back' time change yet.