I love geometric designs and when I saw your brick work I thought oh my, that is beautiful, I'm going to pay close attention to try to figure out what Christine did so I can do the same! I was very pleased with my resulting brick work. I had some overdyed burgundy that I thought would look great as the bricks, it was an old skirt from Frenchys' and the grey was also recyled wool from Frenchys' probably a skirt as well.
You've commented about Santa's jacket on Facebook, I struggled getting the 'right' shade of red for his jacket. I've recently been learning to dye wool using the Wooly Mason Jar method but knew the shades for that weren't going to be a deep enough red. I tried some Pro Chem and Majic Carpet two different shades of red and didn't find it was going to be 'right'. So back to my stash I went and found
what I thought would work best for the jacket, it was something I purchased at some point, looks to be spot dyed.
I've been hooking since 2007 and I don't think I've ever done a human face so I did what I thought looked right but the nose bothered me. I tried bright red, then pinkish then a light brown. I
haven't sent you a pic of the nose changed back to the original red I had started out with.
I've decided that I will probably try to do one Christmas sock each year for my family members but this one will be for me! Thanks for the pattern and it helps seeing the patterns hooked, it inspires one to do it! Keep up the good work. Della
By Guest Blogger Della Ackles