Thursday, September 27, 2007

Proof I Still Know How To Knit...

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This is the finished sleeve for the Origami Cardi from Summer 2007 Interweave Knits. I changed the edging to from the Berry-in-a-Box pattern to the Woven Cable Stitch found on July 10 in the 365 Knitting Stitches A Year Perpetual Calendar. You can see the stitch up close here.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Horsing Around...

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One of the main reasons that I haven't been blogging as much, is that I have been spending all of my spare time at the barn. For the first time since we moved here a year ago, I feel like I have found a place where I fit in.

I have been in love with horses ever since I found out what one was. I would play with toy horses, draw horses, read books about horses, dream about horses, and even pretend I was a horse. When I was 4 1/2 years old, my mom and dad brought my baby sister, Misti, home from the hospital. My reaction?

"Take that baby back! I wanted a horse not a sister!!"

True story. As you can imagine, working with horses is a dream come true. I keep expecting to wake up at any moment. I remember how green I was on my first day at the barn. I didn't even know how to put a halter on the horse's head, and my first real riding lesson was probably one of the most humbling experiences of my life. I asked the owner of the barn how I did after my last ride, and she said, "You had some moments." I jumped up and down doing the happy dance shouting, "I'm getting better! I'm getting better!" You see, "you had some moments" is way better than "you're doing everything wrong". Haha!

On October 6th I'll be competing in my very first horse with the awesome horse you see in the picture above. His name is DC, and I must tell you that I am in love :) That camera phone picture does not do him justice. He is absolutely stunning in person, and I need to get my real camera out to the barn to get better shots. I'll be sure to have it with me when I show.

I don't think I will ever have the words to tell Rebekah how much I appreciate her letting me be a part of the barn. I really admire what she does for her rescues. I just didn't realize I would end up being one of them :)

Friday, September 14, 2007

So much going on...

I have so much going on that I have very little time to blog. I cast on for the Origami Cardi from IK. I am using a different stitch pattern for the edgings. I've been working,playing with horsies, taking care of my zoo, working out almost every night, helping a friend with a website, and on and on and on. Marco was just diagnosed with asthma, so I've been dealing with that, poor baby :( My knitting classes have picked back up again, so that's one less free night a week. It's no wonder that I'm up at 3am blogging. When else do I have time?? I'm just going to stop sleeping. Who needs it! For now here is a slide show with some random pictures. I hope to get back soon with a better entry. I hope you all have a great weekend!

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