Wednesday, February 23, 2005

The Very Thought of Ewe


The current knitting content is b-o-r-i-n-g! I have begun the first sleeve of the cotton Henley (decided that it looks a bit like one since I dispensed with the collar). I mean, if vast expanses of gray stockinette is boring to knit and photograph, what is vast expanses of baby blue?

So, without futher ado, I present:

Ewe-nice and Hairy Potter

Two hand-knit sheep from my collection. Prize winners, both, though I can no longer remember what prize, or even what year. They are the only two in my collection with names..

Ewe-nice (on the left) is knit from vintage homespun wool (that I didn't spin--it was a gift from a friend who did re-enactments at a historical farm). Pattern is a Cottage Creations (Specialties for the Eclectic Knitter). The holly on her neck is from Nicky Epstein's Knitted Embellishments.

Hairy (on the right) is made of Lion Brand Al-Pa-Ka, I think. His scarf is vintage MacAuslan Shetland Wool. The pattern is from House of White Birches (Knitting with Bits and Pieces,).

Both are small enough and light enough to be Christmas ornaments, but since we no longer decorate that way, they grace the shelf above my computer.
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