This was an entry in an online challenge on The Welcome Mat rughooking forum. The challenge was to use 20 colours in 10" - aptly due in early 2010. Every pillow, rug, mat or knitting needle case was different. This is 10" high and about 24" wide, in various cuts and weights of wool. I've always loved quilts and the clamshell pattern is an oldie and goodie, so I wondered what it would be like hooked. It's mainly blues, greens and yellow/golds with a bit of brown for balance - or ballast - hooked in a semi-random hit-or-miss fashion. It used up a good amount of odds and ends of wool, and is itself a welcome mat, of course.
Speaking of which, our traditional rughooking group meets weekly -- Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 8:30, in St Andrews Catholic church parish centre, corner of Parr and King Streets -- and visitors are always welcome!