Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Two rugs finished

Last Saturday, I went to a Thrums and Chums meeting - the first one I've been able to attend in about a year. There were more people there than there were the last few times I was able to go, it was a nice group with lots of interesting rugs being hooked. I finished my Grasshopper rug, at least the hooking part. I'm not looking forward to doing the whipping.

To avoid whipping, I pulled out another rug, one that I hooked some time ago, and started hooking the frame - I thought I was all done, then decided tonight to add another row of hooking around the outer edge, it will be done soon. The pattern was given to me by a friend, the Santa and Rudolph from the Kopp book.

I haven't taken any photos yet, will post some when I do.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sorry, Have Missed Blogging

I'm sorry I haven't been blogging. I've been busy running too and from the hospital and then to and from the nursing home aka "health center" and "rehab facility". Life has been pretty mixed up ever since my mother's fall. She was sent home from the first hospital without any treatment. She got worse while at home for four days, so the visiting nurse talked with the doctor and she was sent to another hospital - the city hospital instead of the small town hospital. Ten days in the second hospital with professionally sad, cocker-spaniel-eyed people suggesting each day my mother might not live through the day, and then another ten days in a rehab facility where she has been up and down, depending on which medication she's being given, and I no longer know one day from the next. Add in the undoing of Daylight Savings Time and I'm really confused. Anyway, I'm not doing dyeing for the duration (I didn't tell in my last report that I turned on the water to rinse my last batch of dyed wool and forgot to turn it off - it ran out of the sink for about an hour - flooded the kitchen, etc), and I've only been hooking a literal ten minutes each day. I missed my hooking time yesterday when I fell asleep eating a late dinner - but then I realized yesterday was Sunday so it was okay to not hook! At this rate, the frame around the outside of my Grasshopper rug is taking longer than the main part of the rug. I thought I'd have this rug done weeks ago.