It is such a lovely mild day (compared to the deep freeze we have been going through for the last few weeks) that Gord suggested we have a little outdoor hookin. The armchairs are set up with a wonderful view of the lake ready for anyone who might want to brave the slippery roads and drop by to hook for a while:
But seriously this is a great day for hooking – I am finishing off the Maud cats today. Here is a picture of the painting and a picture of part of the rug. The Maud Lewis patterns are available from Highland Heart Hookery in Halifax and are fun to hook (well hmmm except for all those darn trees!!!). I decided that the look I was going for in this rug was not the usual loop after loop look but more of the Deanne Fitzpatrick higgledy piggledy look. I call this technique the Nova Scotia pull where loops do not line up one after another like neat little soldiers (my usual hooking style) but are more hmmm all over the place. Done in a mix of 6 and 7 cuts it has a wonderful texturey look but holy cow – do NOT look at the back!!!!
On Thursday Lisa dropped by to learn how to hook. Well she slipped right into that hooking as if she had been doing it all her life! But she also brought along show and tell – her wonderful little needlefelted critters. Can I confess that I was hoping she would leave that little rabbit here!