Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Monday's Progress and Tuesday's Plan

I turned the corner last night (two corners in fact), and row four is underway! If you look closely, however, in at least one area it appears as if row four should be the final row. How in the world could such a thing happen, when there's clearly room for a row five in other places???

Well...do you remember when I said that my instructor assured us that we would be able to tell the difference between the first area we hooked and our last area? She was right. My case in point. Look closely.

OK. Not that close! And, you're right, you don't have to look closely to see what went wrong. Here, for all to see, my first right angle. At the time, I was pretty darn pleased that I had made the turn after multiple attempts. In fact, when my instructor said it looked like a "trucker's turn," I took that as a compliment. Truckers make wide turns. Right? Nevertheless, getting off course is what happens when you make wide turns in rug hooking. Now I know. When row five comes around, I'll either detour around the area or see how much more I can squish into the area. Fortunately, that's not a decision I'm going to make tonight.

Instead, reality has set in, and I have to fix supper and do at least one load of laundry before I can pull out the cross stitch for tonight's creative endeavor.


Kim B said...

I think it looks great! Mistakes are part of the creative experience :)

staci said...

It's really coming along, great job!