Tuesday, June 10, 2008

horsing around

Hello there! Thanks so much for all your well wishes yesterday! It means a lot to me that you care. In spite of the sweltering weather, I'm feeling a little better today. I'm hoping this means I will continue to feel better in days to come.

I'm also very happy you like our idea of sharing. Hopefully the news gets around, so everyone knows how I feel about sharing the patterns, and selling toys made from them.

I think I promised a little teaser for my new pattern? Well, you get more than just a tease! Introducing my new Sea Horse pattern! (okay, I can hear you all groaning at the pun, but I like puns :)


These two cuties don't have names yet, in fact, the brown filly there was finished just about an hour ago. I love the character in their faces, and their manes and tails. But don't believe any rumours you hear about me playing with them, as in, making them dance around to YMCA and stuff. It never happened, I swear. The sailor shirt isn't even too difficult to make, and looks so adorable!


I'm still working on writing up the last bits of the pattern (in between feeling miserable), and then it will need to be test knit. I'm planning for this to happen while I'm away on holiday, so I can get the pattern formatted and ready for sale as soon as I get back. I have a list of everyone who volunteered to test patterns, so I'll be contacting you by email as soon as I'm ready.

Okay, time to go back to sweating in front of the fan...

15 comments:

Sara said...

love the sea horses. their so cute and i enjoyed the pun lol. they have to be one of my favorites you have designed.

sara said...

They are brilliant.
I will buy the pattern as soon as it is ready.
Have a great holiday.

Pantha said...

I love the sea horses. I come from a family of sailors, including my grandad a Captain who got an MBE for decoding secret messages during the war and my father a Chief Steward on Shell tankers, torpedoed twice. Glad you are on the mend. Well done.

Raynor said...

Aww those horses are so cute. I especially love how you managed to shape the hoof, your so talented.
Keep up the good work, i hope you feel better soon.
Raynor x

julie said...

The sea horses have worked out brilliantly Barbara. Hope you're fully better soon.

claudia said...

they are so great, ì am completely overwhelmed. please don`t forget, that i am on your testknitlist for the horse, i`d love to knit one right away and there are allready some persons waiting for a horse........yours
claudia

becky said...

lovely sea horses!

Josette said...

I love them!!!!! Can't wait for the pattern.

Jacqui said...

You've done it again Barbara, another brilliant pattern. I love these horses and I can see a special character in each of them. Sending you best get well wishes too.

leslie said...

Ahhh I think you should name him Cletus

Lucy said...

Barbara - the horses are just sensational!! I can't wait for the pattern(s) I am so glad you are feeling a little better. Keep on improving!! Hugs Lucy

gingerspice said...

wow
What wonderfull sea horses (my most favorite creatures in the whole world ) .Me and My daughter can't wait to get started on them. You really are so talented.
Hope you are back to full health soon
Take care and God Bless

gingerspice said...

wow
What wonderfull sea horses (my most favorite creatures in the whole world ) .Me and My daughter can't wait to get started on them. You really are so talented.
Hope you are back to full health soon
Take care and God Bless

Catie said...

oooo very cute. I know I will buy the pattern as soon as it is ready. Hope you feel tip top soon

woolies said...

Off to check your shop to see if the pattern is there yet - absolutely adorable!
Hope you are feeling better!