Can I get a "Woo" and a "Hoo?"
I realize that its a terrible picture, (its dark and rainy here today) but I finished the sleeves for Order and Chaos! I've got to do some repinning before I block them - I just pinned them out quickly so I could get a picture, and then all I have to do is sew the whole sweater together and do the front and neck band. I've now moved my goal for finishing this sweater to Sunday. I'll do the neck band while the sleeves block and then finish sewing it all together and steam block the band if it needs it. When I first started knitting I thought blocking was a silly waste of time that got in the way of finishing up a project. I changed my mind after knitting something in cotton for the first time. Then, when I realized how much better the pieces went together and how much quicker the sewing up was, I realized I was wrong. Now I almost always block the pieces of a sweater before sewing them up.
Cindy of the comments yesterday suggested that don't let Finn play when we take him outside and that was actually something that we were doing (the vet suggested that we only go outside to do his business when we were potty training him, so he would know what outside was for). I've also learned that when I take him out and he starts playing tug of war with his leash, he isn't going to do anything, so we go right back inside. Yesterday afternoon was actually pretty good - for some reason he stayed awake most of the afternoon (he usually sleeps after our big walk) so by the time evening rolled around he curled up on his throw pillow (we'll be getting him a dog bed for Christmas) and fell asleep. That's how I finished up the sleeves. He's got a funny little smile right now - he's been getting his big dog teeth lately (he's been getting them for about 3 or 4 weeks now - I've never seen a dog take this long to get his teeth in. Our previous Golden, Bear, cut his big dog teeth in about 4 days - all of them.) He finally lost his upper canines and you can just barely see the tips of the big dog canines, but he still has baby canines in his lower jaw. I think these are his last baby teeth, but they look so tiny compared to his big dog teeth!