Just Horsing Around, Part II


It’s been a busy few weeks! Spring is in full swing here, and just lovely.

I’ve finished the horse scarf! A fun, well-written pattern.
Find it here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/horsin-around-scarf


Here he is, before mane and tail.


And after! Fun, fun.

I was concerned about the level of difficulty, and assembly; I can never seem to get things sewn evenly. Fortunately it went well!

I did sew the white face accent on upside down at first…thankfully it came off cleanly and I was able to remove it without damaging the stitches underneath!

As a reward for completing this order, I treated myself and returned to an old favorite, my sunburst scrap-ghan.


She’s been sitting on my shelf for what, two years now?
See her start here: https://thesparklytoad.wordpress.com/2014/02/14/snow-bound-stash-busting/


Evening pictures, sorry…but here is a great shot of the join as you go technique I’m using. I do it a little differently, inspired by this post: https://babylovebrand.net/2013/08/27/continuous-join-as-you-go-again/


I now have two sections of four (by ten) rows finished and a third piece with two rows joined!
Time to make more circles. 🙂
Contented sigh. Crocheted loveliness.

May all your joins lay smoothly and your families be peaceful and blessed.
Until next time!

Horsin’ Around


Back to crochet…a little!

I had a request recently for a fun pattern I’ve been wanting to try and couldn’t resist the chance to work on something new, and a bit out of the box, even for me. 🙂

I did something I never do…I bought the pattern!

I simply don’t have time to figure stitch counts these days.

I’m quite pleased with the pattern, and my results so far.

Here it is, the horse scarf! Pattern here, for $4.99:


My customer asked for a black horse with white socks, since the recipient had a horse like that as a child. So sweet. I love bringing joy with my creations.


I still have a bit to go! I shall find the time somewhere…

In other news, we are having an awful lot of snow for this time of year. Waking up to the white stuff every other day or so has us all a bit grumbly.


My Easter eggs don’t usually get a white coat!

Ah, well. Spring should be here soon enough. In the meantime I shall eat chocolate, and enjoy my children as they start their plants indoors.


The one-pound Hershey’s kiss is a recent gift from my husband. 🙂 The cabbage plant belongs to my third grader.


Happy crocheting, and happy spring!

Give My Regards


Hellooooo and happy weekend!

I am back, and it was wonderful.

Please forgive another non-crochet-related post, but wait until I explain…

We went to New York! My daughter’s school music program took a trip out to perform and see the sights, and I was able to go along.

Now, for those of you that live there, not such amazing news. And those who are able to travel and vacation regularly, again, not so exciting. But for those of you like me, with a big family and a small budget, that haven’t traveled further than the nearest big town for well, years…it was fabulous.

I’ve dreamed of traveling to see a show on Broadway my whole life.

And as long as we were there, well, we saw a lot more than that!

Forgive my vacation pictures:

Tying my shoelace on the Staten Island Ferry…

Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial…yes, I looked like a complete tourist, gawking at all the skyscrapers.

A concert at St. John’s, then a walk through Columbia University

Our new favorite place…a real New York corner market.

Times Square, not my thing, but great to see once in a lifetime. Loved every minute of our dinner at the Stardust Diner.

A concert aboard the Intrepid, a quick tour of Lincoln Center, and Julliard.

Central Park, Rockefeller Plaza and a fantastic historical tour at Radio City, and we were done.

And there you have it. My dream trip in a nutshell. Now if I can get caught up on the laundry, we will be back to our regularly scheduled crochet adventures next week.

Have a lovely day! And enjoy your time, however you chose to spend it.