Hooking over the holidays

This holiday, besides making a couple more coasters for gifts, I am going to try to catch up on the monthly reflections rug. I don't have a picture to post yet, because I'm not done with my second square (October: Serving). I had planned to work each square with a Celtic pictorial design, but I can't seem to make it work. I keep turning to geometrics, and, oddly enough, hooking them without drawing the design on the foundation fabric.

This is really a strange approach for me, but it seems like the rug wants to come to life in bits and spurts on its own. It doesn't want me predesigning its every detail. The first square started with a nice drawing, and then, wham, it went out of the lines and the hook took over going where it wanted to, ignoring my original plan.

The second block has done the same thing. I started out with a picture, which quickly faded beneath a geometric pattern. What is emerging is a pattern of intricate blocks built to hold up the others. It is a geometric representing 'serving', where all of us are supported by what each of us does for the other.