Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hookin' at the Farm ~

Eema worked an event today for Ohio Pug Rescue. I could not make it, but one of the other members took her. It's hard being so cute and it just wears her out. Here she is having to prop her head up on a stool, trying hard to keep her eyes open.

Down for the count!

Thursday evening was the first "sit and hook" at That'll Do Farm. As I was packing the hooking bag, I thought to myself that my bag seemed very light even though I had my cutter in it, but I gave it no more thought.

Upon my arrival at the farm, I was greeted by Andrea who offered me a tour of the farm. Just as we were about to head to the barn, two more hookers showed up. (What are the neighbors going to think?) We were first greeted by the chickens ~ of course I don't remember the breed but some of them lay the most wonderful blue eggs!

Meet Dewey (Dewie?). I believe she is a Great Pyrenees (Andrea, please correct me if I am wrong.) and is just the sweetest thing.

The goats. I am in love with the goats!!!

How can you not love these faces?

Look at that fleece that will eventually be spun in to skeins of yarn.

And then there are the alpaca. I guess I didn't get any pictures of the babies.

Back to my hooking bag. Remember I mentioned it seemed too light? I drive 40 minutes to the farm, take a tour, sit down to hook and the little light bulb goes off as I'm pulling out my rug. The bag is too light because I left my frame at home. One of those "oh-no" seconds. I was in luck, though, because Andrea was between hooking projects so I was able to use her frame.

In addition to being a hooker, Andrea is a fantastic knitter as you can see by this scarf. The color is all wrong in this picture, but you can see the detail.

Heidi is hooking her funky green car that she drives.

Jane is working on a fall piece.

I'm still working on my horse rug and will be for a long time to come at the rate I am hooking. At least I got to pull a few loops for the first time in a month or so. Of course I did not take a picture but will take one soon to share with you.

I hope everyone has had a great weekend. They fly by too quickly, don't they?

The weather is heating up again here in northern Ohio. I just hope one day it doesn't turn cold and stay that way.

Pug hugs :)


weaverpat said...

What a great place to have a hook-in! Love those chickens!!!
Isn't it a bunner when you forget an essential part of your hooking equipment. Lucky there was an unused frame available.

Poor Eema! All that socializing can be hard work! I hope she gets some rest and is back to her usual cheerful self tomorrow.

The Eveningstitcher said...

Hi Lauren..there's just never enough time, is there? That's so nice that you go to the farm to hook! I love the scarf your friend is knitting..I love to knit..I'm just not very good at it!

Jessica Marie said...

Oh my goodness, the pictures of all the animals are just adorable. And I hate those "oh-no" moments, but it's always a wonderful feeling when a friend has your back. :)

Jane said...

Hi Lauren. I loved hooking the other night with you at the farm. So glad I picked up some eggs too. They are so good! My pumpkin rug looks pretty good in the pic. I also see some changes I need to make that I couldn't quite figure out while hooking it. Can't wait till we hook at the farm next month. Jane

Kimberly said...

Thank you for sharing! I just love the animals, they put a smile on my face! My Best ~Kimberly