If you read Gene Shepherd's blog then you know about the blog hook-in. When the hook-in first started I posted a photo of my rug in my newsletter format update. Thought you might want to see the progress I have made on the rug. I have only background left to go!! Overall, I am pleased with the results.
I have discovered one thing while hooking this rug. I hooked the rug using 5- and 6-cut strips and noticed a lot of frayed edges on the strips. I'm sure this means that my cutter blades need to be sharpened. Of course, my first thought was ... get a Townsend cutter!!! That will have to wait, and I think just sharpening my blades will have to do.
Lots of excitement going on in our household. My son recently got engaged and bought a house. Plans for the wedding are in full swing! Luckily, his bride-to-be is totally organized and things are moving along nicely.
The other exciting thing that has happened is that my husband won a trip to Ireland! Because of our son's wedding date and other commitments, it looks like we'll be going sometime in May. Can't wait to check out wool shops and yarn shops. One thing on my list to do while there is visit the Aran Islands. I love Aran knit patterns and yarn. Can't wait to go!!