Hi there. I made my deadline for the Challenge - woohoo!
I am slightly delayed. I spent the morning making these - biscotti for a local church bazaar (from this recipe)! Funny, I love these but I only make them once a year, and when I do there are never enough to actually eat - they all have to be bagged up. I should make 2 lots at once but I never remember.
Anyway, having created a fur border around the foot pads last week, I thought the hand pads(?) would be easy. I had to throw out a good few arms though, before I got it right. I think it is because the 'hand', in my pattern, is at a slight angle to the arm. Because it isn't symmetrical, like the foot pad, it wasn't straight-forward. I got there in the end though.
Here is the pattern without the fur border - just a little of pile from the back of the hand visible.
And here is the same paw pad with the new border (below). The base of the pad looks a little strange, but you can see by looking at the picture of the original design (above) that it is supposed to be at an angle. The first time I tried it, I forgot this and tried to sew the border in an even circle around the pad. It took me a while to realise why it wasn't working.
Below is a picture of the two arms side-by-side. There is a slight choppiness around the new border, because of the multiple darts needed. I don't think there's a whole lot that can be done about that, but I think, with a different mohair, it wouldn't be so noticeable.
Any preferences? - please let me know! :-)