Saturday, August 30, 2008

Fair again

Today was the second day of horse judging for the fair and yesterday was the horseless horse groom showmanship classes. I was in beginner showmanship and I got a red ribbon. Then today I had horseless horse groom walk/trot equitation and I got a red ribbon in that too. The pony I showed is a haflinger mare named Candy. My show coat looks like a real one but it's just a blazer that we got at Goodwill for $5! Also my Wicked sweater got a merit ribbon!

Thursday, August 28, 2008


This week is the county fair and I entered my Wicked sweater, Foliage hat, Saucy socks, and cabled mittens and they all got blue ribbons so if anyone lives near me you should go to Sheboygan county fair and look in the 4h building and look at my stuff. :) Also if you take a peek in the lower barn (older one) and look at the very last stall on the right, you can see my horseless horse groom coach's horse and a pic of me on the stall. :)

Also I entered a poem that I wrote in the 4h creative writing contest and it got first place in the 9-13 category! I got $20 and here's the poem:

As the afternoon
Wanes, the sky grows darker and
The golden sun falls.

Dark shadows are cast
Distorted by the setting
Of the blinding sun.

The sky transforms to
A dazzling rainbow full of
Crimson and azure.

A reflection glows
On the aquamarine lake,
Rippling and shining.

Twilight arrives and
Stars emerge in the heavens
Twinkling vibrantly.

Night has arrived, and
The full moon is luminous,
Contrasting with sky.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sock and Horses

On the week of August 10-16 I went to horse camp. It was the Adopt a Horse week and I adopted a brown pony named Midnight. He is a very nice pony except he doesn't like to stop and he doesn't like to wait patiently in line during individual canters. He is pictured below during the riding demo we did for our parents. I can't go back next year because I'll be too old. :( I like the adopt a horse week because three or four times a week you get to wake up at 7:00 in the morning and groom and tack up your adopted horse. Also instead of a "down the hill" activity in the morning you get to spend that time doing "horse fun" which consisted of mucking out stalls (FUN! not), scrubbing water buckets, and making horse treats.

This is the view from the top of the barn. We had to walk up this hill multiple times a day all week. It doesn't look that steep but I hate this hill.
I was doing Spring Forwards but I kept messing up so I frogged it and started a plain vanilla stockinette sock with a picot edge. I started the heel flap yesterday.

For Ravelympics I made a neckwarmer called Fourteen.
Yarn: Malabrigo Chunky in Indigo
Needles: size 11
Mods: Garter stitch border and stockinette instead of brioche.
Finished: August 23 at 11:30 pm cst
I actually finished the knitting part on Aug 9 but I needed buttons and I was gone all the next week. It is very soft!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

FOs and sock yarn

I got my prize from's blogiversary on Monday. I got Gypsyknits Sock It! yarn in the colorway Tink. It's really soft and I love the colors! I also got some neat notecards made with tree-free fiber. They have really pretty designs on them. I'll get a pic of them later.These are my Stargazer lilies when they were blooming. They're still blooming now but not as many flowers. I love them because they are so vibrant.

Monkey socks with Opal Feelings yarn!

My doll's wicked sweater made with Knitpicks Swish Superwash.

I made this hat for a person at my knit night who is going to Mexico sometime. It's the Pastel Marley hat from Itty-Bitty Hats. The yarn is Cotton Ease.

These are my Peekaboo Mittens. People at my knit night thought I was crazy for wanting a hole in my mittens but the hole is there so you can "peek" your fingers through to operate a cell phone or something like that. Obviously I won't wear them when it gets really really really cold outside. :) The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash and I used size 4 needles.

This is my Papillon dishcloth made with Sugar N Cream Stripes. It was kind of tricky in some parts, but I think it's really pretty.