I seem to have settled in on a color palette of apricot/blush, turquoise, brown, green, and creamy shades of taupe. Â I’m still searching for a few more pieces of fabric to complement the background colors. Â Unfortunately, whenever I find the perfect piece of wool to work with, inevitably it is being worn as part of some lucky person’s ensemble (pants, skirts, etc.). Â A little inappropriate to get all grabby about it. Â Not sure what I’m thinking for the penny motif in the upper right corner, but then I never know what I’m thinking.
I’m absolutely enthralled with pulling this rug together. Â There is something so mesmerizing about testing the different color combinations and directions to hook any given area. Â And I love how forgiving hooking is. Â If I don’t like something I did three days ago, I go back and “reverse hook” it. Â That is a polite way of saying I ripped it all out and started over. Â But the joy is that, unlike in knitting, I don’t have to rip out everything I’ve done for three days to get back to that one section. Â All other completed work remains intact.
When all is said and done, this rug should measure about 2′ x 3′. Â It’s gonna be perfect for a bathroom or in front of the sink or entry. Â I already have visions of it defining a small play area in any room. Â The wool is a combination of Â recycled/reclaimed and new pieces that I pickup at Wool and Goods, so I guess I’ve covered all the bases if you are looking for something old, something new, and something blue, too.