I love how my letters in the Iowa rug look like corn kernels. They are a little uneven, with different hues, but in rows. I thought a little bit more about that corn, and decided to try an experiment.
I have a wool that is a maize color with a light charcoal gray box print in it, so it's a nearly perfect corn color, and the gray gives it that little bit of texture. My plan is to hook a rectangle of this in a Bee Line #4 or #5 width strip, and then turn it into an ear of corn to make an ornament for all of my Iowa friends. I bought a nice dark green piece of velvet and some pipe cleaners, and I'm going to try to make some corn husks peeling back from the ear, and put a loop in the top from some small gold cord.
This is my first hooking experiment without using a pattern, so I'm freestyling here. I figure if it doesn't end well, at least I haven't used much wool or linen. We'll see how it goes!