Friday, January 25, 2013

More punching and mistakes

This is the reason I shouldn't craft in the middle of the night. I work second shift and am a night owl, and one night after work I decided to do some rug punching with my Oxford. I was up until 2:30am which isn't all that unusual. I thought this was a fun design, but now I'm not so sure. I should have done tongues instead of the, um, quarter rounds? It doesn't have the prim look I was hoping for. Hubs even said, "Wow that's a modern rug." Bummer. I've let this sit for a while and now I need to finish it or rip it out and do tongues. *sigh*


Monday, January 14, 2013

Oxford Punch Finish!

Well kinda. Remember the little snowflake mat I posted? I just couldn't sit down and finis the last corner section. I don't know why. I'm famous for not finishing things in my family....except ice cream. :-) Today I decided to try my Oxford punch. In 10 minutes I had that corner section done! I bet it was less than than 10 minutes. It took me longer to get my supplies together and get comfy than the actual punching. So fun! The other yarn partswere hooked with my Hartman. Definitely way easier with the Oxford. Of course I need to work on punching just like hooking because I'm a packer. Can't help it. :-) I'm in love with my Oxford punch. <3


Friday, January 4, 2013

New Toy! Oxford Punch Needle!

Who else punches rugs? I've been wanting one for a while, a few years actually, and used some Christmas money to order it, a #10. I haven't had the chance to try it out as I got the mail and then had to leave for work. Bummer! Its the cutest darn thing!  :-)  If you aren't sure what an Oxford punch is, visit Amy Oxford's site for more info.