I have never had a class with Elizabeth Black, mostly because I don't care for tiny cuts even tho my Rottweiler Memorial was hooked in #3. At my age I don't want my hand slapped with a ruler if I don't follow the rules (pun intended). But I've heard that when hooking animals you hook them the way the hair grows. Oh, right. Look at Shadow's picture further down ~ her hair moves in every direction because of the folds.
The reason my poor girl Shadow hasn't been completed yet, even tho it has been almost 2 months since starting her is because of the jaw and neckline. So I did all the easy stuff first (like the complete border and the body to the left bottom). Oh oh... so now what Saundra? Well, Saundra stopped and decided to start on the comfort of a primitive rug.
So this morning I threw caution to the wind and decided to hell with it I've got to move on and make some sort of progress with Shadow. I pulled out some loops and drew in and hooked a jaw line across grain. I was always under the assumption that the definition is made with the change in color of the direction of hooking the way the hair grows and not the way this was done.
Now that I look at it in this photo think I've made her jaw too thick in an area. Yup, got to angle the dark wool up a little. Here is my subject in my favorite pose of my special girl.
She isn't going back on my frame tonight because I need to chill and hook for fun. My girl Shadow will just have to wait for her 'nip and tuck' for another day.
Dang, I lost a FOLLOWER today and can't imagine what I've done, and frankly don't know that I've ever 'UN followed' someone's blog which I joined. Oh well, as the saying goes...."win some, lose some". Sorry I didn't pique your interest.
Have a great evening everyone and PLEASE be kind to one another.