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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Tonka - Not Just Trucks

Traci, my co-worker and partner in crime, has purchased another horse. Let’s all say hello to Tonka. No, he’s not a baby. He’s actually six years old and that’s as big as he’s going to get. The top of his head reaches my waist. I refer to him as a “lawn ornament” but he’s actually a Shetland Pony/Miniature Horse cross.

Tonka weighs about 400 pounds and has a mind of his own. A very intelligent mind, which is something ponies are known for. This is why you can teach them all kinds of fun tricks. I once knew a pony that could bow, give kisses and shake a hoof. And there’s nothing quite as comical as watching a pony run, their little legs are like pistons. Tonka will be doing a lot of running as he’s a trifle overweight.

On the yarn front, I might be reevaluating my stance on “brown plus blue equals ewww.” This is Rowan’s Tapestry yarn on US 4’s in a very simple garter stitch rib. Kind of a narrow looking sock, eh? But worry not, I tried it on and it fits quite nicely.


  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    Awww, Tonka's such a cutie. Maybe this will give you something to focus on besides kidnapping my big, fluffy kitty!

    I like the sock! Those are colors that I love to put together.

  • At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hello, Tonka. What a cutie (if a bit, shall we say, chubby).

    Your sock is beautiful.


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