This is "Whale of a Tale," designed by Bonnie Smith and Tina Ackerman, from a class our guild sponsored last summer. I am just getting back to hooking on it. It's going incredibly fast. In one week, I hooked the sky, most of the whale and the waves on the right. I rarely (really never, except for this) hook other people's patterns -- I never seem to finish them. And I couldn't resist making some changes -- I moved the moon and created swirls in the sky that were inspired by Van Gogh's Starry Night (although these look nothing like his swirls . . . . ) I felt that since there was such a large expanse of sky it needed a little something to keep it interesting. I'm liking it, except for those two parallel racing stripes, which I will change. There's less of a contrast than the photo indicates . . .
I hooked Jonah last summer, using some old paisley. I am thinking his robe is not flashy enough now and I may change it. I've also thought of giving him a peg leg and calling him Ahab, since the whale is white . . . The whale is hooked with my favorite light background, which is actually a little more yellow than the photographs make it appear.
I should really set this aside again, and get started on hooking samples of new patterns, but I'm on a roll and its going so quickly. I'll post my progress periodically.