Did some work on the portrait

I actually sat down over the Easter holiday and did some rug hooking.  I made substantive progress on the hat, which I must say is a very overwhelming hat.  Keep in mind that the rug is 3 feet by 3 feet, and this plaid hat is about 1/3 of the rug.  That's a lot of plaid.  So it amounts to constant back and forth reference between my visual and my mat and my box of wools in all their values.  I resorted to screwing together a couple of wooden cartoons so that I have eight compartments to keep my values straight.  That has helped, but it is still very slow hooking with so much back and forth referencing.  But I think it is worth it.  It is really starting to look like a hat now, and I can see the end of the tunnel, only a bit more of the top and brim to go.