Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Color and Kittys

I've been madly hooking away for the past month.  The colors I'm currently using really excite me and I love laying contrasting hooked strips down next to each other always wowed by the effect of color.  The following is my little "Water Garden" rug named by my sweet friend and neighbor Emma (who is 10 years old).

I really enjoyed creating this little abstract piece.  There's plenty of color, but I only used about six or seven pieces of wool in this composition.  In other words, I color planned it, even though it may appear a little willy nilly with color.  This rug is about 3'x18".

This next project is the one that really has me jazzed.  Every fall I so look forward to the color of the fall hedge apples.  I love bringing them in, but they last such a short time... so I decided to hook a rug with the hedge apple being the focal point.  It's another somewhat abstract piece, and is quite large.

As you can see, there is no rigid geometric shape to this one.  Just sort of wavy with a curly cue border ..... I'm saving the border for last, but will most likely be a hit n' miss using colors from the design.

And on to doorstep news....I'm so happy to announce that we have a new member to our family.  A sweet little girl that's been hanging about for the last week or so.  Meet Violet!

Isn't she beautiful?!  Right now she is living in the downstairs bedroom as she is quarantined from the other girls (that would be kitty's Iris and Willow).  Still concerns about a little respiratory infection she has.  It's hard to tell from this photo, but she is quite tiny.  The vet thinks she may be about 2 years old.  I love her markings... her coat has sort of a tarnished Bengal cat look.  Violet is the most affectionate sweetie ever!! 

I'm working on a new pastel, which hopefully, I'll have enough done to share in my next post.  And, of course, the never ending knitting of socks.  My new pair is waiting for the toes to get done.  I HATE, HATE, HATE doing the toes.  It never comes out right.  So, I'm experimenting some with this pair.  We'll see........

Hope you're enjoying a beautiful fall (although I know some of you are already experiencing quite the winter!).