The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, May 9 2022 progress

You know what? I have come to the realization that unless I take a couple of months off from everything AND all the yarn I order from Herrschners comes in when I need it, getting this hooked rug completed in time for the New York State Fair – at least for 2022 – ain’t happening.…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, April 24 2022 progress

The trickiest part of working on this kind of art project is finding time to dedicate to it. You have to block out your time, you need to avoid distractions, you have to plan things so that no one will disturb you or distract you. You need all your supplies. You need a comfy chair…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, April 13 2022 progress

I know, I know, this is normally reserved for a leisurely Sunday morning blog post, but last Sunday’s post was taken up by acquiring a new car, and next Sunday I’ll be driving back from the NBL Canada-TBL All-Star Game Weekend in Syracuse, so today is as good a day as any to share progress…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, April 3 2022 progress

Normally at this point in time, I’d complain about running out of some esoteric color and having to work around it while another color shipment from Herrschner’s came through the mail. Well, this time the problem wasn’t my yarn. It was my hook. More specifically, the hook itself broke in two. The metal rod pulled…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, March 27 2022 progress

I made a lot of progress this week. And I’m kinda proud of that. Let me explain. If you look at the grid for the latch hook rug project, it shows 26 columns and 17 rows. And I finished the bottom two rows this week, along with working my way up the left side. To…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, March 20 2022 progress

Damn it, I ran out of bronze. And I’m also running short on green. And why this corner of my artwork requires light lavender, and all I have are strands of dark lavender and regular lavender … ugh. Such is the adventures of working on this big latch hook rug project. The left side of…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project, March 12 2022 progress

Okay. I’m now on a race against the clock. A few weeks ago, I started work on a very intricate latch hook rug, with the image based on a 1960’s NEBA Roast Beef / Mike’s Giant Submarines sandwich building that was possibly located at the intersection of Central and Colvin Avenues in Albany. The goal…

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The NEBA Roast Beef – Mike’s Submarines Latch Hook Project

My original plan was to put this latch hook project off for a year or so. But when a different latch hook project got completely FUBAR’d, I had to take this one on immediately. And now I’m on a deadline. Let me explain. A generation of Capital District fast food aficionados will swear by the…

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