Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bucky is done!

I have an announcement in Rookie Hooker Land...

I've finished my first rug!

Okay, not REALLY.  But I'm done hooking him.  I'm going to steam it tonight, and then I'll get started on the binding and such.  Here he is:

I did end up taking out the loops on the R in the circle, because it looked more like Bucky threw up than an actual letter.  The original letter was in a #7 cut, but I replaced it with a #4, and it worked much, much better.  I learned a lesson about wool - the Dorr Mill Store wool I used was fantastic, as was the wool I bought from Cabin Fever, dyed by Ginny Glover, but the black wool I used was from Hancock Fabrics, and no offense Hancock, I love you for other things, but that black wool would shred if the cut got to be too small.  Dorr Mill is one of our Bee Line Townsend distributors, and I've never gone wrong with any of their wool, and the blue wool I bought from Ginny was so beautiful and easy to work with.

Tonight, I steam.  I'm hoping it will cover up a lot of my mistakes, like all of my new hooker friends tell me it will.  That steamer has a lot of work to do!


  1. Yea! First rug down...many more to go! He looks great! I love Dorr Wool too!

  2. Congrats Julie! The blue wool looks great - s glad itworked out. See you in October!