Hooking a Pathway

With the background village completed, (well I’ll likely still make some adjustments), I turned my attention to the ground and how I would hook it. My first thought was that I wanted it to be round stones to offset all the squares and rectangles of the archway. On the other hand if it was all circles, I’d have a lot of ‘grout’ or ‘cement’ filler to deal with. So I settled on ’round-ish’ . Rather than cobblestones, I think it is more flag ‘stone-ish’ . I took a soft pencil and sketched it in , soon deciding that it would be even less round than this. I’d “wing it” as I went along.DSCN1714Next decision was what colour? I had dyed some gold/grey for the arch and subsequently discarded it, and considered perhaps using that…..DSCN1716….and just as quickly threw out that idea…..far too strong.  I wanted something  light and with some interest, but not attracting attention away from the women or the arch.  Hmmmm….that’s exactly what I had wanted for the buildings….and….I had lots of very pale tints left over….DSCN1696DSCN1706

That’s what I’d try.  Now what would I use for the grout.  I suddenly remembered the wool I had dyed to whip my Grumpy Owl.DSCN0438Yarn would be much easier to handle than tiny strips ….and I had some left over.DSCN1730To my delight, I soon realized that it was 2 ply and for the small further away sections, it could be easily separated to make the grout line even tinier.DSCN1728DSCN1724…and for the nearer stones, I’d use the 2 strands for a bit more depth.DSCN1723

Finishing this should keep me occupied in my spare time over the holidays.

Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas, filled with peace, joy, and beautiful memories.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Hooking a Pathway

  1. Hi Elizabeth: It is Arlene Abbott here and I have just joined the Orillia group and am a friend of Mary Lou Justason – could you please call me at 705-361-1558 or 705-790-6783. I just need a quick word with you. Many thanks

    On Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 11:35 AM Sunshine Rughooking wrote:

    > elizabethmartel posted: “With the background village completed, (well I’ll > likely still make some adjustments), I turned my attention to the ground > and how I would hook it. My first thought was that I wanted it to be round > stones to offset all the squares and rectangles of the ar” >

    • I’m glad I thought of the yarn Elaine. It makes all that outlining a lot easier. Though now I wish I had tried to get rid of the kinks in the 1 ply. It would have laid flatter. (may have to do something about that.)

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