Pony Swim 2012

Posted by Caroline Hershey

 Bright and early Monday morning the two herds are brought together.

After the northern herd is brought down the beach, they join the southern herd in one corral. Cute isn’t he?

The herd all together waiting for vet check.

Another beautiful foal.

The stallions have words until they sort out their bands.

Snack time!

On Wednesday, the saltwater cowboys gather the ponies across the marsh heading for the water.

Here they go! Swimming across the Assateague Bay to Pony Swim Lane.

The first foal arriving on dry lane is the prize in their raffle and called King or Queen Neptune.

The ponies after resting are driven down Main St to the Carnival grounds where the foals will be sold the following morning.

The ponies look calm probably a little tired after the swim but once at the corral at the Carnival they are fed hay, find their babies and rest.

Some of the foals are beautiful.

Dyeing Yarns, Matching Colors

Posted by Caroline Hershey

What are your primary colors?

Trying to match colors on the Island with my yarns is a challenge. I was trying to match colors with a trumpet vine flower which grows wild (very wild) here on the Chincoteague and Assateague Islands. I asked Dan if he thought the one orange I had with the mauve might do it and he looked at it and said, “In my book, there are three main colors – red, white and blue.” Do you think I’m in trouble here? At least he’s not color blind. What a good laugh for the afternoon.

Update on Finishing Project Month

Posted by Caroline Hershey

They’re Getting Ahead of Me!

Our knitting group has finished an incredible number of projects recently.

Shirley finished this scarf called Magic Moment in Melody yarn from Jojoland. She spied the model hanging in the shop and after a brief refresher of knitting, tackled the project and she was one pleased cookie when she finished it. She is now knitting the Summer Flies shawl in Ella Rae WW Merino Lace.

Equally pleased was Josh on the same evening showing us the baby sweater he finished.

The little elephant buttons just add the right touch.

Josh is now on his third or fourth pair of socks. He was muttering something about his knit one below scarf that he need to finish.

Another one for the Jojoland Magic Moment scarf. Sarah fell in love with Shirley’s scarf and jumped right into knitting it.

And Cathy’s gorgeous shawl. This photo doesn’t do it justice.

July 4th

Posted by Caroline Hershey



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