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yarn n' ponies, ponies n' yarn [Aug. 30th, 2005|10:51 pm]
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Okay, I'll admit it. I've been fairly busy with yarn and not really spending a lot of time on the ponies. And, I got my hands on a copy of the 3rd Harry Potter book. Argh.

However, I did manage to photograph a merpony that has been sitting on my shelf for weeks. Here's the link to:

Aquarella's page

I refer to her as a "mericorn", since she's a merpony with an unicorn's horn. ^_~
Compared with Muriel, the first merpony I made, she has quite a few design changes. She looks a little sleeker. Also, I used a scaling tool to sculpt the edges on the scales. They're raised off her body. She has additional fins made of thin plastic and was given an iridescent finish. Mmmmmmm...

Current Pony Projects: coffee-dyed TAF pony. This is taking a while, but progressing nicely. I also have an idea for an autumn themed pony...not sure if I'll get around to it.

Other Pony Ponderings: it seems like the pony selling market is picking up, as predicted, since people are returning from summer vacation. A lot of people are purchasing things through my website and they seem to be bidding on eBay as well. Good news for sellers. ^_^

Current Fiber Projects:
Gypsy bag. That's what I call it, since it's made with a mish-mash of novelty yarns in bright red/orange colors. This is a small pouch with an i-cord handle. Hand-knit, 44 stitches across in garter stitch on Clover bamboo needles. I love the wooden button. ^_^

The other project is a scrap bag made of yellow cotton. I'm going to test the red dye on it, before using it on the Rikku scarf (which is finished, except for the gradient dye).

From: kay_ru
2005-08-31 01:57 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, Aquarella is beautiful. I love her colourscheme. She seems so graceful :)
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2005-08-31 02:23 pm (UTC)
Aquarella is gorgeous! I love the addition of the extra fins, and using the plastic was a nice touch. Very pretty! The bag looks great as well, I have one that looks similar (the colors at least are similar) that my friends aunt made for me.
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[User Picture]From: lunar_wolf
2005-08-31 06:50 pm (UTC)
Loving the mericorn pony.

And totally loving the knitting. Wow.

I agree about the button: it's a lovely touch.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-08-31 07:24 pm (UTC)
That is such a pretty pony you made!!!!I wish I looked that good!
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From: wogs
2005-08-31 10:10 pm (UTC)
*cue broken record*
Aquarella is gorgeous! Are you putting her up on ebay?
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[User Picture]From: berlinpathos
2005-08-31 11:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is classy! <3
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[User Picture]From: fitzybird
2005-09-02 07:24 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'd definitely say that's a step up from Muriel! Although I liked that one, too :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-07 07:42 pm (UTC)


when are you going to update your site. i remember when it was updated everyday. this is a great site and you are really good at ponies. but really need some updates.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-16 04:53 am (UTC)

Re: ponies

I'm glad to hear that you like my website, but last month was quite busy for me. I update as often as I can. Did you want to contribute some articles or how-to guides? Send me an e-mail if you're interested. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-16 04:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for all of the kind comments about Aquarella. It's going to be hard parting with her. ^_^
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