This is some slow going, friends. Due to my inexperience, most of the wool I purchased was far too thick for what I am doing so I have to use the pliers and pokers more than I should need to. On Monday I did not yet have a rug hook and so I hooked all of the stitches in the top photo with the bent paper clip in the photo which was the only tool I could touje out of my existing supplies. Not too comfortable to hook with.
By Tuesday I had located a wonderful store in Hillsboro that I drove to (about an hour away from my house) and there I purchased a beautiful little hook that should make things go easier if not faster. I am having so . much . fun. I love making this project.