our new rug
Harry presents his new rug. The wool is from a local Kentucky farmer, a Romney/mixed breed wool, made into roving by Stonehedge Fiber Mills in Michigan. It's crocheted with a humogous crochet hook handmade by Turn of the Century . Despite the large size of the hook (mine looks like the light colored Ash one, second from the bottom) it fit in my hand very nicely and made the work a pleasure. The rubber backing I painted on the bottom really does keep it from sliding, and this rug feels incredible under your bare feet!
In other news, I solved my iPod problem myself! Recently I got a new fancy laser printer. It attaches to the computer via USB port. I unplugged the printer, and all of a sudden, the PC finally recognized my iPod. I think maybe the fancy dancy printer was sucking all the juice out, so it was hard to get another device to work at the same time. That's my theory. It worked. Hurray! I have two audiobooks and a lot of music ready for my trip to D.C. Now I just need to get the knitting projects ready and I know the trip will be easier.
This rug really did get complete approval in our household. I'll leave you with Sally's big smile: