My bad for not putting all the necessary information up about the patterns I've been showing. Let's correct that now!
The sewing pattern for the vests is an Indygo Junction pattern #IJ730, Easy Silhouette
Vest and has 6 different variations and sizes S-XXL contained in the one pattern. The cost was $12.95 my end of the world.
The Isabella knitted vest ( one with the big ribbed collar) is a pattern out of a Debbie Bliss book Rialto. It was published in 2007 and has since gone out of print but you might find some copies here and there.
The grey and black vest is Sakiori I from Folk Vests by Cheryl Oberle. It's a nice book and has a few vests I really like in it.
I have started one of the choices shown in a previous post, but no pictures yet as we're only about 10" along in the back.
Hey Baby is getting herself all dressed up in wool. I am trying something different for beaming on. I am REALLY avoiding the sectional warping like the plague. I simply didn't know how much yarn of each color to put on bobbins and had no plan to figure it out since I did all the color changes as I went along. I read on Tien's site how she learned to treat a warp on a sectional beam just like a plain one and the lights started firing. Why couldn't I do the same sort of thing? I have yet to find out the pitfalls, one is no warp separator, either paper or sticks, but have great confidence that Hey Baby can do a good job with this sticky warp.
I made up the lease sticks myself and the apron rod tied on is actually a cut down fiberglass fence post used in electric fencing. They are strong, light and smooth. Much lighter than a metal rod of the same diameter would be. I'll take my time spreading this warp out into the raddle. It's a very lively warp with a mind of it's own but promises to be very unique when done. I certainly hope so!
On back porch news, the door is in. We've had this door kicking around since it was replaced by an all glass french door. Now, that would have been my choice here too, but it made more sense to reuse/recycle. Having the door in means the 8 little furry dwarf's can go sit and look out the windows (and bark their silly little heads off) at the fauna and flora. Really there is a silver lining to my noisy pack. None of my horses is phased a bit at a bunch of dogs rushing a fence at high speed and high volume.
Now quiet bicycles coming up behind them on a mountain trail is another matter all together and I had that happen the other day riding. Needless to say the 20 yard dash into the trees while spooking was exciting and I can't remember Cooper EVER being that wigged out, but we managed. We went back and sniffed the bicycle and even got a treat from its rider. Coop got his wits about him quickly and faced what scared him easily. He is such a sensible horse. Truth be told when the cyclist called out from behind to let us know he was coming, I jumped just as much as the horse. It was all so quiet and we were each in our own little place. We've never seen another human on this part of the trail let alone one on a bike. We finished our ride pleasantly enough and none the worse for wear!