Today I finished this half-sleeve of Celtic dogs on an excellent client, balancing out another half-sleeve on his other arm. He wanted to show the gentle and fierce sides of the Irish Wolfhound, my own favorite dog breed, and we wove a knot work panel that covers the front of the arm and continues inside as a complete connected band. It took three fairly intense sessions, but now we are done!
Dogs show us two sides, the loyal steadfast friend and the fierce protector. It is precisely because they can be both, and do so at our bidding, that we allow them into our lives as close and trusted and worthy companions.