I finished two sheep for the kids.
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.
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:
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.
Now we just have to figure out which sheep belongs to Jerry and which one belongs to the Mag.