You know that expression "you've gotta break a few eggs to make an omelet"...... Well I feel like that has been my latest rug hooking adventure. This post could also be called "evolution of a hooker". I'm still learning and trying to get more adventurous and more open to color.
But with that comes the acceptance that sometimes stuff just doesn't work. And you have to be prepared to start again. In my early hooking days there was just no way that I would ever rip out sections and start again. Oh The Horror!!
But I'm so in love with my current pattern that I need it to be perfect. I don't normally show my mistakes (well, who likes to admit failure?)
One of my large sunflowers just isn't working for me. The wool hooked up just to drab.
It's not the best picture - poor lighting but it looks really bad in person. So I will look for some brighter wool and re-do that middle flower.
The bottom of the pattern has lots of large lupins. I've been planning in my head how to hook them. I ordered some skeins of various shades of purple from the lovely Jen at Fish Eye Rugs. But it's not looking right. The wool is perfect, but I think I need to re-think my color mixing.
I've ripped it out and I'm putting it aside for now and will start fresh this week. I'll try and try again until I get it right. (Even if it takes forever).
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