It's been hotter than blazes this week. And there has been no significant rain in about a month. The grass is dried up, the yard is brown. We get our water from a well so there is no garden watering. That means our garden is a loss this year. We have Swiss chard that usually grows about 12 - 18 inches tall that's only about four inches high and it's been the same for weeks.
I check Weather Bug's doppler page several times a day, watching storms going all around our area, but not on Newburg. It's like the desert here. But the thing I will NEVER understand is how the ground can be dry as a bone and the humidity in the air is so high. It's like a sauna! Does that make sense???
I'm trying not to think about the garden situation. My time is being spent inside with the fans on and rughooking and listening to books on CD.
Last week before going to Grant Street I decided to do this small easy pattern that I happened to have made up long ago and never started.
I didn't want a stark white sheep so I cut some textured grays to take with me.
I started pulling loops at Grant Street and right away did not like these three fabrics together.
I bought some tans. Lucky I was in a wool shop, huh???
The tan sheep was OK.
Until I hooked in a yellow base with red wheels. The tan and yellow did not work at all well together. I liked the base and wheels a lot, so the tan sheep had to go.
Yeesh! Now what? I dug through a bag of wool that Doris had given me about a year ago. In it was a piece of very textured tan and gray with nubs of natural. I was skeptical of using this fabric because of the nubby stuff, but decided in desperation to give it a try.
Whoo-hoo, it worked to perfection!
Next I had to choose a background. I thought of blue but didn't have anything that seemed right except navy. Not very exciting.
These dark olives seemed like a possibility.
They didn't really look that great right next to the sheep so I outlined in the navy.
I don't know why something that was supposed to be small and easy always seems to turn out to have so much trial and error. Even after 20 years of rugs, I'm still doing major reverse hooking.
Now I have to decide how to do the small squares in the border, or even IF I want to use that border. I was also thinking of stars...
Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you are having a good summer.