|Wild Pony Chase
||[Jan. 8th, 2006|10:55 am]
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!
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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.