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!