For the last two evenings, I have actually hooked a while ~ so the Leicester sheep rug is coming along! This rug is for my friend, Melody, who travels to Ireland as often as she can ~ the white circles in the sky are from a sweater that came from one of her travels and needed repurposed into something meaningful! It really became quite thick after felting and was quite a challenge to pull into loops ~ but I think it gives the sky great texture and also guided me as to where this sky was going! I have to mention, too, those blobs of black are his ears ~ hooked with a black velour-type wool ~ the loops are pretty high ~ I might clip them for a proddy look ~ I'll see when it's finished!
In one of our conversations as to what Melody might like in this rug, she mentioned outstanding Irish rainbows ~ so last night I went through my handspun yarns and dyed rovings and came up with this rainbow ~ I hope you like it Miss Melody!!! I'm leaving the sheep till last because the fleece I will use for his body gets caught on the grippers of the frame and can make quite a mess ~ all the wool hooking around it will be done when it gets centered on the frame for the final hooking of the fleece body and head ~ and that should be in the next couple of days!!
Ohio is under a winter storm warning all day and this is what it looks like on our deck!! We've had a bunch of snow just today and more on the way!! I love it that I can stay inside where it's warm and safe ~ actually, I am very grateful for that!! A big shipment of wool came the other day, so I'm washing wool on the second floor (that's where the laundry area is) and running it to the basement to dry (we moved the old dryer down there just for the wool) ~ so once again, I say "wouldn't you think I'd be skinny from all these stairs?!" No ~ they just hang on for dear life ~ the pounds, that is! I am back on the exercise everyday/hook every day plan that I committed to ~ I fell off the wagon a little last week ~ but I'm back on task now!! CHANGE ~ remember my 'one little word' ~ well, I tell you it's hard to put it into practice ~ but I'm trying ~ what more can one girl do????? Have a good day ~ doing something you like!!
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