300 squares and counting

There is nothing much to say except that I continue on toward my 2000 square goal.  Here is the top 300 squares.  Nothing to look at yet except color.  I am finding this a very calming project since it is just focused on hooking values into one inch square blocks.  There are not mistakes or reverse hooking here.  The overall piece is going to 43" by 47".

Starting another project, an inch mat

The pattern, a simple inch mat

The pattern, a simple inch mat

Now that I am finished with Satu, I couldn't help myself but get a new project set up.  I hate not having a rug to work on.  It is like something is missing from my life when I don't have a rug in the works.

I decided to do something a bit different this time around, to go back to a traditional rug form and see what I could do with it.  So I choose the inch mat.  How many inches?  43 inches wide and 47 inches long, for a grand total of 2021 square inches.  It is many many more inches than I imagined before I drew them out with a sharp pencil!

I am not going to tell you what I am doing with the inch mat, just that it isn't very traditional. I want to try to reinvent the form, to break the tradition. For fun, I will post occasional pictures as it grows and see who can be the first to guess what I am hooking.

Colors I am using in all 8 values (very important):

  • 159: Briar Rose
  • 142; Sea Shells
  • 120: Black Cherry
  • 146: Black Orchid
  • 124: Rose of Sharon
  • 148: Tanglewood
  • 114: Faune Brown
  • 118: Silver Birch
  • 151: Fruited Raisin
  • 135: Crab Apple
  • 112: Rowan Raspberry
  • 134: Pink Iris
  • maybe more...