Hello, readers! Tamra here, and today, I’d like to tell you about a great lady named Chelsea Campbell. I ran across her while looking for a good pattern for ponies after I saw the success of the series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. While I am not a “Brony” by any stretch, I think that a show that promotes friendship, cooperation, and general good morals to young kids is something I can support.
Anyway, after finding several that, frankly looked like pigs rather than horses, I encountered Chelsea Campbell’s pony pattern. I was just what I was looking for! Rounded and soft and not completely girly-looking to boot, it was just the thing. I bought the pattern from her Ravelry store (http://www.ravelry.com/people/acrylicsheep) and began making ponies galore.
Chelsea began knitting when she was a child, wishing to make her favorite stuffed dinosaur a sleeping bag, which she calls a “velociraptor cozy”. Besides making ponies and selling them at conventions, Chelsea is also a writer of young adult fiction, having finished her third book in her Renegade X series, which is about a young superhero. Though Chelsea sells ponies at her Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/acrylicsheep?ref=si_shop) she has authorised her pony pattern to be used by private crafters for sale! She is very generous with her talents in this area, and her generosity has benefited many crafters and the lucky recipients of her ponies.
Look for Chelsea on Ravelry, and on Etsy. Her personal blog can be found here: http://www.chelseamcampbell.com/ . Here are just a few of the ponies I’ve made with Chelsea’s pattern:
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