Monday, February 2, 2015

A Rug Hooker's Perogitive...Right?

 As I mentioned in my last post,  I wanted to crochet an edge on my latest finished rug.  After trying several inches of crochet, it just did not suit this rug, in my opinion.  After a trip to a wonderful local yarn shop to find wool yarn to whip the border, I left empty handed!  This shop has lots of beautiful wool yarns, but none of them seem to be the right color!  What to do?  I came home and considered my color options and decided upon using the actual wool that I used in the background to whip the edges.  I didn't want to make the border the focus, I was in the mood for simple.  After nearly a whole day of's harder when you use 3/8" cut :0)... I finished the edge.  I also added a 1 1/2" strip of wool all around on the back just under the whipped edge.  My thumb has a "needle pulling" blister, but it is finished!  I think I like it.

We have 7 new inches of snow this morning and the sun is shining...winter is certainly beautiful today!


  1. I really like the way it turned out. I think trying to decide on the color of the binding for me is always tough. Doing binding period. :) It is a lovely rug.

  2. Glad you figured out a way to finish this that you really liked - its looks great to me! Sadly, we've only had one small snowstorm this winter - on Christmas Day - keep hoping for more so I can enjoy the beauty too!

  3. Great finish, Linda.
    What's next?
    Hugs :)

  4. It looks wonderful ... & I envy you that snow : )

  5. What a gorgeous rug!
    I love the colors - and I think HOWEVER we can achieve the look we want it doesn't matter how it came about - I like it.

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