I did it! I finally finished my wool hooked rug kit! That's a big accomplishment! I've had this kit longer than I'd like to admit...probably about 12-13 years! Yikes! That's way too long! I got it on a trip to Texas. I visited a wonderful yarn shop in Fredericksburg, Texas that had lots of different things to see, try, and buy. Rug hooking was one of the many things they specialized in and one of the things I had fun trying that day. I just HAD to buy a kit and make one! However, soon after I got home and got started on it, I realized that this is not a craft for me. I don't enjoy making all those loops of wool fabric line up. It's tedious and boring. I think that hooking it with yarn would be more fun because there's no specific direction for the yarn loops. But, this is the kit I bought and I needed to finish it. I kept trying but kept getting bored with it and setting it aside.
I've been on a mission lately to complete all the unfinished projects I've set aside and this was one of them. I've been slowly working away at it for weeks. I finally finished it today! WOOT!
I didn't think the backing would be difficult but after trying several ways of attaching it, I realized there must be some kind of trick to making it work so the white monk's cloth wouldn't show along the edges. Thank goodness for YouTube! I found a video that showed me how to do it and it worked great! It was a slow process but I finished the backing/edging in a couple of days. I think it turned out pretty well.
I'm so happy to have this project finished! And, it looks pretty cute too!