I finished hooking my little pumpkin mat! It measures 11 3/4" x 8", and was done in a #6 cut. (I figured a 6 would be easier for beginners to start with) The colors are more muted in person, but I had to use a flash to get a quick photo. For the wing, I ended up choosing a black/brown/with a hint of blue wool texture. It blends in, but yet is different from the body. Much nicer than the gray wing I had first hooked. (I really like having a stash of wool for those situations) Now to decide how to finish it. Cording? What color to whip stitch over the cording? Add a hooked border of 1-2 rows around the edges to set it off more? I'll have to play around and see what I like.
~*~ Laura ~*~