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Wild Pony Chase [Jan. 8th, 2006|10:55 am]
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Commission status is officially closed! There may be 1 spot in mid-February, so don't worry. ^_^

The Borg Pony is taking a bit longer than expected. Overall, I'm happy with the sculpting. She still needs one coat of black paint, then the silver highlights. I'm not sure what to name this one...her number is 67 underneath her hoof.

Two new commissioned projects are Snowed In and Mystic Floral, made from Starbeam and Tropical Surprise. I'll be working on their sketches today. The scented ponies are very hard to find, hence the title of this journal entry. I went to Wal*Mart, Target, Toys R Us, and finally Sears Essentials before I found Tropical Surprise. Imagine MY surprise, LOL! Wal*Mart only had 5 ponies on the shelves. Target had about 10 - they were the new Pretty Pattern and Crystal Friends. Toys R Us just had heaps of birthstone ponies and old multi-pony packs. What can I say...ponies are popular! ^_^

I also got samples of a new type of hair that is supposed to be identical to G3 hair. Will be posting test results and more information soon.

Also finished a fiber project!

Click on picture for a larger view.
This is my experiement with cabled knits. It's surprisingly easy.
Yarn: Lion Brand Microspun, 100% microfiber acrylic in Ebony, which is a pure black color, darker than the picture. It required a little less than one skein.
Needles: two circular needles, size 7 and a double pointed needle for the cabling (I've since purchased a cabling needle)
Pattern: HeadHugger's Cable Knit Cap Pattern
Comments: I followed the instructions almost exactly. 88 stitches might be a tad small, since the yarn I'm using is finer than the yarn they used. A friend asked me to knit one for her mom in white. I'm going to make this one about 1" longer, so she can pull it over her ears or roll up the brim.
The yarn is super soft, but it is "splitty", meaning the strands often separate from each other.

From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-08 08:40 pm (UTC)
I had one Little Pony when I was growing up (I am now 31) - fortunately I had kept her (I kept everything). My 5 year old niece (soon to be 6) loves them - who knew, 25 years later. Anyhow, my pony now has now left my parents home for a new one - with my niece and her other pony friends (she has 6 or 7!!! Kids these days are spoiled rotten). I was looking for MLP images to share with my niece for her impending birthday when I came across your website. I am fascinated! I didn't know a collector's and customiser world existed! If my niece still enjoys ponies around Christmas 2006 (I am too late for her birthday), I wonder if there is a way of customising a pony and somehow educating her about the value and pricelessness of some things. As I said - I only ever had one and kept it. She has six and is collecting on the basis of quantity rather than quality. I am the absentee Auntie (I live in London, UK - my parents, sister etc. are in Toronto, Canada) and do not subscribe to spoiling kids with bigger gifts every year. I'll keep an eye on your website and hopefully you continue to customise! Anyhow Princess Broccoli would inspire me to eat more broccoli if I had one. Borg Pony might not be the sort of thing for my niece, but I'm sure there's something other theme to inspire her.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-08 11:06 pm (UTC)

hee hee

only six or seven!! lol i have over 300!! guess im spoiled to
and im only 17, but i guess its because im a collector ^_^

Aikarin i LOVE the borg ponies so Original!!

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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-01-11 06:59 am (UTC)

Re: hee hee

Thanks for the comment! I had over 600 ponies at one point, but I purchased all of them after I "grew up". Now, I'm trying desperately to downsize and NOT to buy more G3 ponies...I don't have anywhere to store the poor things! I think I'm down to about 200 ponies currently.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-01-11 06:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your story. ^_^ You're fortunate to still have your childhood pony...most of us have lost ours somehow.
Ponies are immensely popular with kids these days!
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From: wogs
2006-01-08 09:42 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-01-11 06:59 am (UTC)
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-10 06:28 am (UTC)
That hat looks nice and cozy ^^
I mostly knit scarves and, well, other rectangular things :P
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-01-11 07:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! The hat is rather warm & comfortable. I wish it was a little longer though. I've gotten a lot of compliments on the cabling. ^_^
Scarves are wonderful...I'm a total scarf addict. I'm so happy that they're popular now, LOL, people think I'm stylish but I've always loved scarves!
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