It seems Trump isn’t the only one having trouble building a wall. Figuring out how I wanted to hook the walls and arch in my ‘Two Virgins’ piece stopped my progress for a few weeks.
From past experience, I know that I have to see something before I’m sure it works for me. My minds eye certainly isn’t always reliable. This time it took several tries to capture the effect I wanted, and I had to accept several compromises along the way.…two cuts and styles tried here and an attempt to catch the corner highlight……nope!….a 6 cut and straight lines…..nope! ….but I liked the effect of the corner….a 6 cut, straight lines and a much lighter wool (thinking of marble at this point)….then tried the arch in a 3 cut and a variety of mixed , darker colours.
At this point, I shared my dilemma with my friend Jean who liked the arch best…(as did I) so on to further experiment with wall options….now using a 3 cut and antigodlin hooking..Hummmm I like the left, the right is too light.
…so all the attempts came out and I’m finally on my way with the wall and arch.It’s a large area, and a small cut, so I think I’m set with enough hooking to keep myself busy while watching the olympics next month.
I sometimes get frustrated and think ‘will I ever come up with the effect I want’, but its so exciting when I finally can look at my work and say “Yes! That’s what I was after.”
The compromises I mentioned…..1.) now a lighter sky colour to figure out
2.) lots more work using a 3cut rather than a 6 and antigodlin hooking rather than straight lines.
…….both incidental since I’m pleased with the effect.
If at first you don’t succeed…..
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