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Friday, September 17, 2010
Shopping, anticipation, and photos
Friday, September 17, 2010: YEAH - it's Friday. I know I keep promising pictures and I really will post some when I get home tonight because I want to show everybody the fabric I bought today. My first big LH (locker hook) rug was a real bear of a learning project, my second LH rug is almost done. I just couldn't help myself - today I went to the fabric store and had the best time. I picked out really off the wall colorful fabric that will be quite interesting when hooked, I am sure of that. I bought 2 yards of each fabric, except one was on sale for 1.58, so I got the rest of the bolt which was only 5 yards - but at that price - wow. The others were 2.95. If I ever see a sale for 1.00/yard - I may need to call a transfer truck to help me get it home!! Anyway, I will add pictures to this post tonight of my fabric and of my progression with LH rug #2. /Deb
Okay - here's the pictures (I'm home from work now!!)
After I sewed the cotton cord around my edge (on the wrong side, the back side) I couldn't find my cotton yarn, so I decided to use a matching wool yarn for wrap the edge of the rug.
As I hooked around the edges, I was not happy with the way that wool yarn looked, so I wrapped it with the actual cotton fabric I was using. It was like wrapping ace bandage, trying to keep it smooth and untwisted, but I liked it better.
Just for fun - this is the pile of loose strings from when I tear the cotton fabric (this much came from about a yard or so.) It seems there should be a use for this stuff - any ideas?
As you can see, I have maybe 10 rows left - but I went ahead and put the picture on here, because I would be too tired later tonight after I hopefully have finished it.
NOW - for the whimsical colorful fabric I bought today for my 3rd LH rug!!
I have no idea yet how I'm going to design these fabrics. I need to figure out if I'm going to start in the center and work in rectangles, or start around the outer edge and work inward, or work in rows - just don't know yet. But, first I have to relax and finish LH rug #2.