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Friday, October 21, 2011

Spinning the little sheep

I finished spinning the guild fibre today, even plied it and I have 85.5m before washing.   This is what it looks like:
 And this is what I'm knitting it into; the handspun will be the body of the sheep and I've some 4-ply in black that I'll use for the legs, face and ears; I'll be holding that doubled over.  I didn't really want to purchase more yarn considering the size of my stash.   I think my sheep will have golden eyes with any luck; black won't show up.
I think he'll be gorgeous, and seems appropriate somehow.  I had thought about a bag, but 85m isn't that much and it doesn't say bag to me.   I didn't have much left on the bobbin after I finished plying either, good luck meant just this wee bit
Pretty good judgement for a change; normally I have quite a bit left on the remaining bobbin.

No sewing done today, but at least the fabric for the second skirt is preshrunk now.  Tomorrow I shall be going to the guild (if my nose cooperates).   Tonight I'm knitting the gift for my mother and watching the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (and hoping Wales wins the rugby).

Finally, here's youngest with Star, she was purring at the time.  She's never happier than when someone is patting her, or even better scratching her chin.  Ian is always very proud when he gets her purring.


Wanderingcatstudio said... Best Blogger Tips

Where did you get the pattern for the little sheep - it's so cute!

Kitty looks VERY happy!

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips

@Wanderingcatstudio is the pattern, by Susan B. Anderson. I should have put that in the main post, but forgot; the photo is the main project photo.

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