Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hooking Again, AT LAST!

Isn't this a silly rug? It's one I'm doing without a pattern, it started out as one thing and turned into something else, but I don't care, I am just very happy to be hooking again. My hooking isn't back to normal yet, though. About every fourth or fifth loop, my hook grabs the bandage on my thumb and gets stuck, but at least I'm not poking the healing cut. I changed the way I hold the strip in my left hand to protect my thumb and somehow, in the process, I rubbed the top of my left arm against the top of the frame - who can figure? All of a sudden I realized I was dripping blood on the floor plate of my frame stand - I looked at my arm and I must have punctured a little blood vessel with a gripper strip, UGH - a couple minutes of pressure and a band-aid and I was back in action. I know that the ten minute challenge doesn't provide for accumulating hooking time, but I figure I really need to pay back the days I missed because of my foolish knife handling - so, I hooked enough to cover twelve days before putting my hook down and taking a photo. I posted the photo, but I really took it to see what this silly rug looks like at this point. Sometimes photos look better than the close-up look while hooking, but I'd say not so in this case.


April DeConick said...

Glad you are feeling better.

RugloverMary in Victoria, BC said...

I am glad to see that you are back in action.
Don't worry about the way the rug looks right now. When you are finished it will already have a great story.
Being a crafter as well I can tell you that sometimes what we see as not that great others see as beautiful.
Thanks for writing a great blog.