Friday, May 18, 2012

The Powers of Observation

For whatever reason, as I was sitting at my computer this afternoon, I noticed something in a mat on the wall that I had never seen before. It made me laugh out loud when I saw it. It's so obvious, now that I've seen it. But I am amazed firstly by how I never noticed it before and secondly, why I would notice it today. It's been hanging there for well over a year.

Here's a picture - can you see it?


There are actually three strange things going on here, though they are all in the same area. The first thing I noticed was the strip of light blue above the arm holding the hook on the right of the mat. Instead of continuing my sweater down behind my arm, for whatever reason, I put in a strip of background. Not only that, I also put a few loops of the multiple borders of the rug, which look like they are stabbing me in the waist.

Now look over a little further to the left. See how the other side of the sweater looks as if it is laying on top of the rug? How could I have decided it was ok that on one side I'm behind the rug, but on the other side, my sweater is on top of it. Yikes!!!

Luckily, it is a big piece and I can easily lay it on the frame and fix it. But some serious thought will be going into what makes the most sense. Stay tuned for the "after" picture at some point soon.

So the big question is, how can you look at something over and over - while hooking it, after hooking it, while hanging it, after hanging it - and suddenly, on May 18th, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. your "powers" of observation kick in - pow. Pretty random if you ask me........

5 comments:

Jen Manuell said...

That is hysterical! I never noticed either....I think it's because I was more focused on your face + glasses (which are so obviously YOU!) and the rug/cottage/house below....and the words above, of course! There are just so many other things going on, that I never actually noticed that you look like you deserve your own show on TLC...
But now that you have, I'm sure it will bug you until you change it....

Marti said...

I think that are minds are programmed to see what we want to see. In bookkeeping you always proof your adding by running the column backwards, because your mind will remember how you did it previously if you follow the same pattern--that is why it is often so hard for me to find an error in crocheting or counted cross stitch. But your rug has character. Have a good weekend.

Kim said...

That is so funny! I hooked Deanne Fitzpatrick's Coastal Girls pattern years ago. I has been on the floor by my bed for years. Last year I noticed one of the girls shoulders appears to be dislocated. Its just hanging there. Now its all I see.

CherrySt Hooker said...

Great works of art, "like your rug" need to be studied for years before fully understood! Bet you will find more hidden treasures. I think you should leave it alone!! ~Anita, of Phoenix AZ.

CrookedHouseRugs said...

Funny how the mind works, isn't it? Terrific rug, regardless the odd errant loop!
Cheers, Maureen