Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mary's Runner

I know, I know -- I have been gone forever.  It's the winter doldrums, plus all sorts of chores like show applications and taxes and planning a vacation, which I cannot wait to go on.  But more about that later.

I have actually been hooking -- hooking slowly, but hooking.  My friend and good customer Mary wants a  hit or miss runner pattern for her table.  Maybe circles, maybe a log cabin pattern -- she just wants to use up her scraps.  I wanted to do something with a little more umph than a cats paw, so I came up with the design below:  circles that are sort of log cabins that turn so that the rug has some movement and excitement.
This is not an original idea -- I do believe I have seen an antique mat that uses the same idea -- but it is a good way to use up leftovers and it is far less monotinous than hooking concentric circles -- at least I think so.  I am using my favorite dark background which is really a dark green with hints of red and blue in it.  The circles take longer to hook than I imagined.  I am a pretty fast hooker in general and this is not progressing as quickly as I would like.  My husband thinks it is because I am changing colors all the time and I think he is right.  I will use multiple colors in the border as well, so I guess I'd better get used to moving slowly for the foreseeable future.

Happy March to you all.  Won't be long before we turn the clocks ahead again.  Hooray!


Courtney said...

Wowza! I love this rug! Even if it isn't an original've nailed it! Would you be willing to share your background recipe? I think it's great. Super job!

Julia said...

I agree with Courtney, you've nailed it. It looks great.
I've got so many worms that could be used up in a rug like this.

Orange Sink said...

That is a NEAT fun rug! I can imagine how you must have to concentrate a little more than on some rugs! Love the colors you are using! Keep on hooking I can't wait to see this one finished!
Cathy G

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Anonymous said...

Very nice! What a great combination of designs. I am sure it is slow to hook; lotsa rows of stripes. ;-D