Horse (Foal) © Inga Madsen
From Inga Madsen’s book “Tatted Animals”
Made with Lizbeth Silver #605 and Mocha Brown Dk #692, size 20
I tatted this horse over a month ago for a niece’s graduation present – and I still have it! I want to make this a tatted scene, with flowers and – stuff. The horse itself wasn’t hard, though I did do a little unintentional change in the saddle right at the start. I also took off the last chain of the pattern because I didn’t like the look. In the book all the animals are done in one color and look great, but when done in two colors that last chain just didn’t look right.
So why is it still at my house instead of the graduate’s? I’m having a hard time making the decisions about the flowers and birds and such. I have been going through Lindsay Rogers’ book “Tatting Collage” to get ideas. And now I have a lot of them. I have so many ideas now I have to choose how elaborate or simple it will be. Do I put it in an 8″ x 10″ frame? A 5? x 7″? I’m afraid the one is too big but the other would be too crowded. Decisions, decisions!
I’m still trying to make decisions on the triangle doily as well. It is right there beside my chair so I can see it, taunting me to finish it. But again I can’t make up my mind exactly how to do that. I will eventually, probably sooner than later, but… Decisions, decisions!
Maybe I should ask the horse.
“A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed.
Go right to the source and ask the horse
He’ll give you the answer that you’ll endorse.
He’s always on a steady course.
Talk to Mr. Ed.
A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And this one’ll talk ’til his voice is hoarse.
You never heard of a talking horse?
Well listen to this.
I am Mr. Ed.”