Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hookin' at the Library ~

Last night was hookin' at the library.  The usual suspects were there working on amazing rugs!
Carol's rug

The rug above was hooked by Carol a number of months ago.  It is many shades of  very primitive greens.  Below, Mitsuko is hooking the same rug in a very similar palate.  That's Karin, eBay seller Primitivespirits, to the right.
Karin hooked the Olde Rag Dolls rug, a design by Julie from Plum Run Creek and currently has it listed on eBay.
Karin's rug
This is the reproduction rug Carole is working on.  She has made a considerable amount of progress since I last showed it. 
Carole's
Lisa from Twice Loved Woolens was working on transferring a pattern to linen.  It is based on an antique rug and it is HUGE!  I think she said it is about 36" x 60". 
  
Candy was knitting this evening.  She makes the most wonderful socks!!!  I believe she has knitted over 100 pair.

I took the horse rug to get opinions from the "experts".  I was hoping they would not find something horribly wrong with the color choices because I am not one to reverse hook.  Everyone agreed that this little brown area detracted from the rug and gave me a suggestion on how to remedy the situation.  I don't mind taking this little bit out, so that is on the weekend to-do list.  That and actually finishing the hooking on this rug!!!  Oh, I can't wait to be done with this rug.
Most of our snow has melted and just the ugliest and dirtiest snow is left.  I'm sure all you northerners know exactly what I mean.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you will come again soon.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren


15 comments:

Lisa said...

Do you have a new project in mind. Sometimes that helps me finish one quicker. Sometimes! lol Looks great hope you can get it done soon. Lisa

Orange Sink said...

Wow! There's some serious hookin' going on there Lauren! That huge rug based on the antique is going to be a beauty! Hope you can get some follow up photos of that! Everyone's rugs are gorgeous! I LOVE your antique horse rug! I think the change will help you to finish it up in no time! I love those wide strips and can't wait to hook another rug with them.
Great post!
Hugs!
Cathy G

kelley said...

Looks like so much fun...I'm going to have to make the trip to your library when the weather is nice for a day of hooking!

The Barn Door said...

What fun it looks like you are all having! Wonderful rugs!!

moosecraft said...

Those are some super great rugs being hooked there! All so antique in appearance! I know exactly what you mean by the ugliest and dirtiest snow... we are having 60's today with sun... som hopefully most of it will go away. Have a GREAT weekend!

Courtney said...

What a lot of talent. All the rug designs are so inspiring! How wonderful to have a group like this to hook with! Look forward to seeing the finished horse rug!
Courtney

acorn hollow said...

I need a rug group great ideas! ok girl you need to finish that rug. I finished mine. I love all the rugs but love carol's idea of all diffrent shades mmmm I feel another rug coming on. Have a great weekend
Cathy

Andrea @ That'll Do Farm said...

Sorry I missed it. Anxious to see your horse rug (aka the rug from hell) when you are done. Where are you going to put it?

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Beautiful rugs you gals are all working on. You all really know how to capture the look of an antique rug!

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

oh--they are gorgeous!! Your horse rug is really looking great!

Kim said...

I think you should have a big party to celebrate the finish of the horse rug!

Gayle said...

Wow - what a lot of eye candy you had at your meeting! Your horse rug is looking really, really good, but I totally understand you wanting to be done with it and move on to the next project! LOL I have a friend who has knit over 100 pair of socks too - I know HOW to knit, but have never actually made anything, so I greatly admire them!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What wonderful rugs...oh to be that good!
I guess I have to agree with the other hookers...too dark...you know that's coming from a seasoned hooker of about 1 month....LOL
(So disregard comment...lol)

Karen

michelle said...

what fun that looks like.that gonna be a big beautiful rug.have a great weekend.blessings michelle

Doris said...

What a nice group of hookers. You are lucky Lauren to have such a nice group to work with. Get that horse finished!!!!