Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Am A Hooking Machine

Yes, I hook fast.  But that's my job and I've been doing it for a long time -- over 20 years.  I have nimble fingers when it comes to most crafts.  I love to make things, especially rugs.  I find the process very meditative.  And if I have a deadline, a good British television series available on Netflix so I can stream it to my computer, I will sit and hook until my arm or my bottom (or both) hurts.

The welcome mat in the previous post measures only 7.5 inches by 23.5 inches, so its not very big.  Also, I find straight lines that are hooked in the same direction as the weave of the linen are incredibly fast to do.  It's like stitching in the ditch for quilters -- you follow the space between the same two threads.  I can almost do it without looking now.  The first loop spreads the next few holes in the backing and my hook just naturally goes to that space.  I find straight lines the easiest thing to hook.  Give me a pictorial and it seems to take me forever . . .  which is probably why I don't do too many pictorials!


Julia said...

Thanks for admitting that YOU ARE A KNITTING MACHINE, lol

I'm such a slow hooker but then I use a fine strip and lots of details. Blogger also slows me down.
Have a nice day.


Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I missed where you said you had it hooked in 6 hours. Yes, a hooking machine you are! I have to agree that a good British television series does help. : ) I'm hooking a flag runner as my second rug to help improve my technique and to get something done quickly. I even hooked the star in straight lines instead of around and around until it was done...if that makes sense.

Caroline Dlugy-Hegwer said...

It is so nice that enjoy hooking so much. I am right with you there.

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...


If I am as slow as molasses in January when it comes to knitting. Took me 6 months to knit one pair of socks! So I am not fast at everything!


Julia said...

I must be have been sleeping when I typed my comment, lol... I should have typed HOOKING MACHINE... I started hooking again and I must have wool dust on my brain. JB