I seem to have settled in on a color palette of apricot/blush, turquoise, brown, green, and creamy shades of taupe. I’m still searching for a few more pieces of fabric to complement the background colors. 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.). A little inappropriate to get all grabby about it. 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. There is something so mesmerizing about testing the different color combinations and directions to hook any given area. And I love how forgiving hooking is. If I don’t like something I did three days ago, I go back and “reverse hook” it. That is a polite way of saying I ripped it all out and started over. 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. All other completed work remains intact.
When all is said and done, this rug should measure about 2′ x 3′. It’s gonna be perfect for a bathroom or in front of the sink or entry. I already have visions of it defining a small play area in any room. The wool is a combination of 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.