A mentioned before, the heat was sweltering yesterday. I strayed little from my hooking station and pulled loops all day long in temperature controlled comfort. I highly recommend a heat pump. Compared to a noisy air conditioner cutting in an out, this gadget purrs like a kitten, barely audible in the background. It uses little power so it’s all win win. We don’t like it cold, just a comfortable, dry, slightly coolish temperature, set at 20 on a medium fan is divine!
So I almost got through the M and was a bit wired when I went to bed. I don’t know about anyone else but I get excited when I hook and that doesn’t wear off immediately. So sleep evaded me and I tossed and turned until 4:00 am. Along with the millions of thoughts I could shut off, I colour planned Initially Yours A and Shane is dyeing up the wool today. I might even start that before the O. It will be soft pink and greens. I am in love with all things pink. There isn’t any in my house to speak of although I’m wearing a pink linen top today. I love pink flowers, especially Peonies, I have two bouquets in the house right now. Someone once said if you want to appear feminine wear pink. I’m not sure if it works for me, inside I feel a bit on the butchy side, was always a bit of a Tomboy and lived in trees as a kid. I suppose I was trying to get closer to the sky because my head was always in the clouds.
This pattern was hooked with lots of texture. A charcoal herringbone and a grey herringbone, both as is, and our dyed Heart Red two value, the darkest value is on herringbone. I was torn between making the background the charcoal instead of the grey but I want to reserve black for another letter's background in a Victorian style like the old needle point chair covers. This way I still have the option to use black as I want each rug to look totally different.
In the picture you can see the point I made inside the letter M’s crease. First you pull up the tail closely inside the point and bring it up flat and in the same direction as the v is pointing. The next loop will be pulled up on its side, not flat across horizontally. Use your hook to do a twist and turn it sideways, pointing in the same direction as the tail. With the next loop, still do the twist but less so it is slightly wider and diagonal. Get wider with the next twists until you are able to now pull the loop horizontally. Once the loops no longer fill the space between the V then you would continue down one side with the loops and the gap on the other side would be filled the same way with a flat tail turned sideways and the loop twisted and work this the same until you are making normal loops.