So I finally finished Xander's hobby horse. As I expected the details in the finishing took me almost as long as it did to knit the horse's head! I haven't been reading much because I have been trying to finish this up, working on some sewing for a diva swap, sewing up gifts for all the birthdays this month, and cleaning like a mad woman because my house is filthy and it is going to take all week to get it in shape for guests on Monday for Xander's party. Poor Frank thinks I have gone completely insane... Back to the horse- part of the reason it took me so long to finish it was because I sewed the ears on at least 3 times.... they kept flopping over and then they were in the wrong place for the bridle and I just couldn't seem to get them right but I think they are in a good place now and they are mostly sticking up instead of flopping. For awhile I thought I was going to have a hobby donkey instead of a hobby horse! I also wanted to make sure that everything was really sewn on well because I don't want 2 little boys ripping pieces off! I still need to do some work to make sure it stays on the stick (the look on the guy's face at home depo when I told him that I wanted him to cut my broomstick to 3 feet was kinda hilarious!). Right now you can still slide the stick out pretty easy so I have thought about glue/tape but I'm not sure what I am going to do- maybe nothing and see how often it gets pulled off before I worry about it! I also knit a whole other project this week, a small one, but that must remain a secret until after it is gifted for one of this weeks birthdays... I think it came out super pretty though!
For those of you who could care less about my knitting, I promise that I will post about something other than knitting soon! I'm not sure when my family blog turned into a crafting blog so we'll get back to its somewhat original intent here someday. I have some fabulous new pics and tales from the NH sheep and wool fest to write about- now if only I could fine the time!