It's always a huge thrill for me when I get an email with a photo of a rug someone has hooked using one of my patterns! Today I received this photo from Glenda B. in Trion, GA who has just finished hooking "Mr. Chill"!
"Well here he is ! I have not began the dyeing process so all my wool is off the bolt. With that being said that is why I was unable to do a light background like I wanted to, I just could not find any wool in my small stash that would work! This is my 2nd rug. it's amazing how this little man has such a personality, hopefully the next time I will have some pretty golden wool for a light background!"
Well Glenda, I think it's amazing how wonderful you have interpreted the pattern and for your second rug it's even more amazing! I LOVE the dark background and the way you've hooked stars into the night time sky! It goes to show with some creativity a person can hook a fabulous rug using the wool you have on hand. It's always nice to have that hand-dyed wool so most of us at some stage in our hooking careers dabble in the dye pots! But it all comes in time and shouldn't stop one from hooking a rug with whatever you have on hand. Glenda's rug is certainly a testament to what can be accomplished!
Not once, not twice.... but thrice!
Tonight I am starting to hook my THIRD Mr. Chill rug! He's going to a home that is eagerly awaiting his arrival! The pattern is drawn on the linen and I will be pulling some loops on it tonight! What better way to spend a cold and blustery end of January evening! I hear Dave throwing another log in the wood stove downstairs! Fire that baby up! I need all the heat I can get while hooking this chilly little guy tonight! I hope mine turns out with all the charm and personality that Glenda's has!