set of sheep

I finished two sheep for the kids.

pair of baa baas
(if you click over to flickr, you can see bigger sizes)

Pattern: Fiber Trends’ Felt Flock designed by Bev Galeskas
Needles: US 11
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino Wool and Brown Sheep Nature Spun Worsted, held double to make bigger sheepies.
Start: May 15, 2007
Finish: May 22, 2007

Fiber Trends patterns are great. They are very well written and clear and easy to understand and helpful if you’re a beginning knitter. I remember making my very first pair of Felted Clogs, and I had to read the instructions for “wrap & turn” just about each time I came to it. But it was there for me to read it and I really appreciate that. It makes sense to me to pay $5 or whatever for a pattern when it is a good pattern.

finished baa baa

I love this guy (or gal?) so much. I used a heathered yarn held together with a solid yarn for the body and I just love the color that resulted after felting. I want to snuggle with it! The eyes came from the doll making section of the craft store – “animal eyes” they’re called. I don’t think I’d like the sheep as much without the eyes. I also love it because I sewed the ears on in the right places. Unlike Sloth:

goonies

Whoopsie. He looks like Sloth from The Goonies, right? For him, I took a chance felting white wool (Patons) without a proper test swatch. I held it with a strand of brown, and though it looks like a zebra I think it’s okay.

What matters to me is that the kids like them, and I think they do.

sheepy love

stare down

she loves

Now we just have to figure out which sheep belongs to Jerry and which one belongs to the Mag.

15 thoughts on “set of sheep

  1. These are so adorable. I know I’m a little redundant, but then I see something else that I WISH I could do here. My kids could care less about the drawings I do. I’d probably be their hero, though, if I could produce new friends like these! Love them…

  2. Ah hahha! I had forgotten about Sloth! yikes. scary. But the sheep is not nearly as scary as Sloth! Love the dress Mag is wearing, too.

  3. I meant to say I needle felted the eyes for the hedgehogs. Also, I used a cream and brown for a llama and was somewhat less than thrilled with the result.

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