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Episode # 40 (I Lied! I’m Knitting Presents for Christmas)

16 Dec

I’m knitting/crocheting presents for Christmas, although I said I wouldn’t.  I’m making a crocheted afghan for my grandmother, who used to crochet, and is now 94 years old.  I know she will love it!  I’m also knitting my hubby a pair of Jeck Socks,  For myself, I’m knitting the Wintersweet shawl by Boo Knits.

A discount of 20% off on all items in my Etsy store, now until 12/24/14!  Black Horse Fashions

My sister’s shop on Etsy is called Kit’s Fun Creations.  She often sells craft items made from buttons and fantastic beaded jewelry.  All proceeds are used towards paying for her diabetic service dog.

Thanks for supporting both my sister and me in our crafty endeavors.

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Episode # 25 (Big Weekend Coming Up!)

14 May

WIP – Shawls…. Lots of Granny’s 1930’s Shawls. Knitted Patchwork squares to cover my sewing bench. Finished objects – I blocked my sister’s shawl and I finished adding fringe to my mom’s shawl.

Vintage book – Columbia-Minerva, High Fashion, Book # 760.

Enhancements – 1.) Weekend Hats by Interweave Press 2.) 55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne & Carlos

What’s coming up? 1.) A new pattern will be released called “Granny’s 1930’s Shawl”. 2.) The “Granny’s 1930’s Shawl KAL” will start this weekend. For details, check out the Me & My Dog & Some Yarn Video Podcast group on Ravelry. 3.) There will be a shop update in my Etsy store this Sunday night at 6 PM Central. https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackHorseFashions

Sabine Pass, TX – Our Original Photo Shoot

14 Jun

IMG_2480Back in May, my mother and I drove to Sabine Pass, TX to take pictures of the two Sabine Pass wraps that I had knitted from Knit Picks. The blue one is my original. It is the one I knitted, while writing out my pattern. The orange one was knitted as a sample for Knit Picks. This wrap is the perfect accessory to wear when it’s windy and chilly, which made me think of walking on a beach while I was designing this pattern. For this reason, I named this wrap “Sabine Pass”, which is located on the Texas-Louisiana border. Sabine Pass is a natural outlet of Sabine Lake into the Gulf of Mexico. This is the site of two American Civil War battles and where the Sabine Pass Lighthouse used to be located. The lighthouse was built in 1857 and was lit for 95 years. The Coast Guard shut down the lighthouse in 1952, due to modern technologies. Unfortunately, the old lighthouse was destroyed by a marsh fire in 1976. There isn’t much left to see in Sabine Pass these days, but we were able to find a cute little park that had a replica of the old famous lighthouse, so we chose that as our location. Below are just a sampling of photos we took that day. Knit Picks took their own photos, which turned out beautifully.

The pattern can be purchased for $4.99 at either Ravelery or Knit Picks

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The Stars at Night Socks

15 Jul

I’ve published my second sock pattern!  I named them The Stars at Night, keeping with my Texas theme, and because the texture looks like little stars to me.  They are knit in Knit Picks Stroll Tonal and the color is called Blue Yonder.  They take one skein and are knit from the toe up.  They were designed for a lady’s foot, but the texture is really stretchy, so by adjusting the length of the sock, I believe they will fit most men.  The sock was tested on Ravelry.  My testers were Midnight27, WoolenHorse, wgsdkaos, lhensley and Nascar2448.  Thank you testers!  Also, a thank you to my mom, who modeled the socks for me.  Thanks Mom!  The pattern was submitted to Knit Picks and has been chosen for the Independent Designer’s Program.  A sample has been sent in to Knit Picks and the pattern should be available on their site within the next month.  If you can’t wait until next month, the pattern is now available on Ravelry.