Thursday, November 3, 2016

Ned ~

Great progress was made on Ned in my class with Caroline Twigg of Eagles Nest Woolens.  I'd forgotten how much one can get hooked when using a 9.5 cut of wool. 
Day 1 ~

Day 2 ~ not as much progress as I had hoped for :)

Day 3 and today's guild meeting ~

Some of the wools I'm using.  The grayish wool to the left is called Magdalena stripe and is the main body of Ned.  The wool to the right is the background around Ned.  When I see the wool, I see green but Caroline did not and after hooking a bit of it, I see more of a neutral color.  The two middle wools are the two outside borders and are more subtle than they look in the picture above.

Before the start of class, I told Caroline I might be hooking Ned so she brought along her hubby's rug.  Yes, hubby is a hooker, too.  When I saw his version, I had an aha moment.  I never did like the butterfly and when I saw Ned sniffing a posie, I knew that was what I wanted to do.  I am going to reverse hook a bit of the pot.  Looks a little too perfect.

The class was wonderful and I'm so happy I had the opportunity to take it.  Caroline is a GREAT teacher and I will share more in the next post.  I'm off to pull a few loops ~ on my Magdalena rug.  I am SO close to being finished.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Ned...what a fun rug to hook...looking forward to seeing the Magdalena rug too...are you enjoying retirement? Hugs...

  2. This is lovely, Lauren. Nice wool textures. I'm always amazed at how they look when they are hooked !

  3. Yes, the flower is a better choice. You are one fast hooker, honey. LOL I look at those wools and think...wouldn't they make a great quilt? LOL Perfect colors for a primitive throw blanket. Hmmmm....another project?

  4. I love your version, I think I enjoy the simpler rugs and using scraps and off colors here and there.


  5. It is always great to see the wools and how they look hooked. Ned looks great. Thanks for sharing.

  6. dear Ned is coming along! love me he looks like we is wearing wool trousers!Love your colors & agree, posie is a better choice for him ~

  7. Oh Lauren, I love Ned so, what a wonderful rug!!! Hugs Francine.

  8. Dang, wish I'd seen yours or his version before hooking my Ned. I love the posey pot MUCH better than the butterfly. You've got a winner there Lauren.

  9. Ned is wonderful. I am so glad you had a nice time.

  10. Hooking along nicely! Yes. I'm sure Ned is enjoying a posie snack much more than playing with a butterfly1 lol! 9.5 cut is sure making quick work of this rug!

  11. I love your version of Ned. It's looking great! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  12. Ned is looking good. And I especially love the border. It is always fun to see the wool that is used!


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