Sunday, April 18, 2010

Old Friends

When I took Delores out this past week, I thought I was close to starting on the armhole steeks. I had quite a bit more done than I thought.

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.

"...*sniff sniff* I smell food..."

"Be cool Gandalf, remember your training..."



"Listen up! It's Saturday morning. Atticus senses something is up and is cowering in a corner! WHAT DO YOU DO?!! Private Malcolm!"

"MA'AM! Throw myself on the floor and have a meltdown! MA'AM!"

"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!"

"MA'AM! I snuggle up next to him, and clean his ears and head! MA'AM!"

"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!"

"Huh? Seriously Mom??"

"...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...


Lorraine said...

Have you been working on that since 2008? Seriously?

He will go, but he won't go quietly.

Chris said...

Teh dramaz!!! O noes!!! *biting nails*

miyamojo said...

Poooodles! :)

Hopefully you can count on Mae.

It's so nice when you're farther than you think... in knitting.

Bridget said...

Oh this is worse than "Lost" - I can't stand the suspense ...

Lynn said...

Atticus looks like those roly poly pill bugs!!! and I mean that in a cute and loveable way too!!!

Can't wait to see what the drama will be gettign to the vet. This is better than any soap opera!!

Cheryl said...

The knitting is gorgeous and the kitties are crazy, in a well meaning way

knitseashore said...

Hanging on the edge of my seat, to see how this finally turns out!! Hope there are no spies involved...bribing informants and what not...

mrspao said...

Giggle :)

Sonya said...

Aaahh spring! When doggies and kitties must be tricked and/or manhandled into the vet's office. We're always pretty embarrassed at how unsocialized our dogs are. I can't wait to hear how it goes for you!

Rebekah said...

Oh Delores is really beautiful. I have a hankering to cast on for Katherine of Aragon, but I think its going to wait until I make myself a sumemr top. Maybe.

Carrie K said...

You say 2006 like that's a bad or unusual thing.