Monday, January 30, 2012

What I'm Working On


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.

11 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Love the dark dramatic night sky against the white white whale!

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

Thanks, Alice! He's muddier than the photos show . . . wish I took better pics . . .
Sarah

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

The waves and sky are beautiful!

Lana said...

I love the swirly sky and waves! I have plans to hook something.... but still have not found the time... someday. ;)

Orange Sink said...

I love it all! That is going to be one striking rug! The sky is wonderful!
Cathy G

CC said...

It looks great so far! I'm really jealous :)

Printing Company said...

Beautiful cloth
Printing Company

mynewyearsvow said...

This is beautiful!

Jen said...

I love your SKY!!!!! I can't wait to see it in person!

joy reyes said...

Wow Nice Design and the color looks goo also i love it so much!

Ayala Project

Tina Ackermann said...

Wahoo! It looks awesome! So excited you are working on it! Big Hug to you!