FINALLY. I made myself finish this challenge piece. I thought this would be an easy hook but how I struggled with it. All I had left to hook was the bear and it took me about a week and a half to hook him. I'd pull a few loops and then quit or just look at him and not pull a single loop. The overall size of the rug is only 14" x 20" so you know the bear is not that big. Maybe that was the problem. I had to hook him in an 8 cut. My cut of choice is an 8.5. It doesn't sound like there should be much difference between the two sizes, but to me it is huge.
Hooking the beauty line around the paws was a real bear ~ pun intended. I'm still not totally happy, but I just want to get him steamed and bound.
I have another little challenge piece to hook for the Crooked River Rug Hookers Christmas in July meeting and also want to hook the first of my Christmas presents. I always wait too long and then don't get done what I had hoped to. Will share soon.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)