Sunday, August 5, 2012

I Am An Olympic Junkie!

Despite all the work I still have to do to get ready for Sauder Village and Michigan Fiber Festival, I have been captivated by the Olympics and have been watching it every night.  I just can't help myself...I love the Olympics!
  I think my favorite is the swimming.  I was on the swim team in high school but I was never good at the competitive part.  I swam the backstroke and I used to love to swim laps in practice.  And a bonus to being on the girl's swim team meant that we could be lane timers for the boy's swim team!  Yes, I was a lane timer and we used regular stop watches to time the races....none of this high-tech stuff was even imaginable at the time I was in high school!  
Of course, I can't just sit still when I am riveted to the television, so I have been hooking away with abandon.  I am really loving my little mat just as much as I am loving the Olympics.  Just a couple more nights and I should be done.
  This is Wool Ewe Be Mine, a Notforgotten Farm adaptation.  I think it is just the sweetest little mat and it has been a joy to hook.  I hooked the background in straight lines and made it look a little like old white-washed boards.  I almost never complete the outside portion of a rug before I do the middle, but I was so carried away that I just kept going until the whole outside border was completed.
I will probably make the curls of the sheep little quillie circles.  I have not totally decided yet but that is what keeps popping into my head when I look at this.  Sometimes you have to let the pattern talk to you and it will let you know what it wants to be.
If you would like to order this pattern, or purchase the same wool I used for it, just let me know!
And just one last question....are you an Olympic junkie too?


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

oh Kris! I am seriously ADDICTED TO THE oLYMPICS!
no really, I need Intervention ~
I am even taping the boradcasts to watch over & over again... (Hi, my name is Lori & I'm know)
and your little hooked mat is the wool colors for the background! would you mind sharing where you purchased it?
(altho I think I may already know)

Hoping all of your beloved caprines & sheepies are fairing well in this hotter-than-usual-drought-of-a-summer!
(that was a mouthful)
Blessed be ~

Jennifer said...

Total Olympic junkie!! Gymnastics is my thing. 1976 and Nadia changed my life forever. It pushed me outside my shell and eventually determined my career choice. It is also the inspiration for myh needlework.

Saundra P said...

That is a cute piece by NFF you're working on Kris. And, I received my wonderful piece of wool for naming Lambkin; thank you so very much.


Gayle said...

I adore the background on this hooked piece! And I think I'm the only person in the entire world who doesn't love the Olympics. I'm not a sports fan and I'm not the least bit competitive, so I haven't watched a single bit of the broadcasts. Strange, huh?

woollylottrugs said...

Oh my gosh I'm so sad to see the Olympics end tonight. I have done nothing but watch them for the past 3 weeks. It's a let down now seeing them come to the end!!! But geez.....I gotta catch up with housework, hooking and all that other fun stuff!! Love your little wool mat!!!