Friday, March 22, 2013

How do you eat an elephant?

Of course, the answer to this is one bite at a time. So how do you hook your first large rug project? One strip at a time

I usually like to stick to smaller projects. The few times I've tried larger projects, I end up bored or frustrated. But I've always wanted a large "statement" type rug to hang on a wall.
I had a seed of an idea but I can't draw and designing a large rug, with lots of elements, just would never happen. So a few weeks ago I asked Deanne if she would design something for me. I gave her just a vague concept and it was ready today. I could hardly wait too see what she did.

It's perfect! And it's LARGE. I'm committed to finishing this piece but its going to take awhile. My head is spinning thinking of color planning and sorting through my stash. Eeeeeeeeeee Fun!

I was going to post a pic of the entire design ---- but what fun would that be? I think I'll tease you for awhile, piece by piece.

P.S. I'm testing the egg coddler tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes :)

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  1. Hope your eggs are yummy and happy hooking!

  2. hi kim! love your egg coddler! and its going to be fun seeing bits of your rug design and the progress! enjoy your weekend!

  3. I can tell you are excited about this project! I will be anxious to see how it progresses.

  4. Good luck on this project. It reminded me of a project my Mom started when I was young. It was an elaborate crocheted blanket..very detailed and pretty...she's still working on it..well, actually she never finished it and she's almost 87 and I'm betting it's as done as it ever will be!

  5. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this big rug.
    I hope that your snow is starting to melt. Here in Ottawa, we are getting some snow almost every day. It was melting a bit today and it was a nice day but we still got some flakes.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Kim ~
    I usually hook smaller rugs, too, but next month I am starting a large (for me) runner. I look forward to following along as you hook this rug!
    Hugs :)

  7. oh I can't wait to see more it looks wonderful!It is funny I prefer large projects the littler ones seem to be more work.

  8. Very nice. I can't wait to see it as you progress through it. Just the part you have shown looks wonderful. Have fun.

  9. Wow Kim! How exciting to have a rug designed by Deanne! And a big one at that! I really look forward to following along as you hook! It looks like you have some gorgeous wool and fibers all ready to go!
    Have fun!
    Cathy G

  10. I will be following your progress on the rug!

  11. It's gonna be prettttttyyyyy.


  12. Maybe I'll bring my stash up there for you to go through! (When it gets a little warmer, of course.)

  13. OK! This is going to be fun to watch!! Hope your eggs are great this morning. Hmm eggs sound very good right now!

  14. Hi Kim, good for you to try the big one, yikes, I have trouble hooking small.......Blessings Francine.

  15. Way kewl! I see flowers! This is going to be fun! Enjoy!