I'm actually just a few rows from the neckline decreases! It had been awhile since I'd picked her up; primarily due to Malcolm. He was so excitable around yarn, I could only imagine the havoc he would have created around multiple yarns. And scissors. You know, everytime I pick up a Fair Isle or colourwork project, I marvel at how much I'd missed it. I just love the way the pattern develops, and watching the colours mesh together. So, once the shoulders are seemed, it's on to the sleeves.
Ick. Do you know when I started her? 2006. *hanging head in shame*
Another project I'm just in love with is Dunadd.
It is a lot of work. Although the cabling method is fairly simple, and consistent across the chart, it does add up to long rows, especially when you hit the centre of the motifs. But, it's just fascinating to watch how the designs come together. I'm about half way through the 2nd of 5 sections. I don't expect to finish it anytime soon. I manage about 2 nights a week working on it. I'm working on finishing up Dorset Down.
We have been training and planning for Atticus' upcoming vet visit. He's still oblivious.
"Be cool Gandalf, remember your training..."
"MA'AM YES MA'AM!!"
"Listen up! It's Saturday morning. Atticus senses something is up and is cowering in a corner! WHAT DO YOU DO?!! Private Malcolm!"
"Wha'...? NO! Private Gandalf!"
"MA'AM! I tell him to stop being such a nancy-boy, and go back to sleep! MA'AM!"
"What the...?! NO!! Private Mae!"
"Exactly Private Mae! You 2 clowns can learn something from this recruit! Now drop to the floor, and give me 25 pushups each! And I want to hear you say you're poodles! NOW!"
"...poodle...I don't think so..."
"QUIET EVERYONE! I'm trying to nap here...geez..."
Will Atticus put 2 and 2 together, and get 4?? Will the neckline prove to be Delores' undoing?? Will Privates Malcolm and Gandalf admit to being poodles?? And will Mae continue to be an A+ recruit, or is she hiding a dark secret...??
Tune in next time...