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set of sheep

May 23, 2007

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:


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 Comments leave one →
  1. sandy arensen permalink
    May 23, 2007 8:17 am

    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. May 23, 2007 9:23 am

    I’m going to keep my eyes open for that pattern! They’re so cute!

  3. May 23, 2007 10:12 am

    ditto. i am going to get that too! so sweet and i love sloth.

  4. May 23, 2007 11:38 am

    Those sheep are totally adorable. I LOVE sloth and his crooked ears!

  5. May 23, 2007 11:39 am

    I think Miss Mag deserves first pick! They look great.

  6. May 23, 2007 2:55 pm

    Those are super cute!

  7. May 23, 2007 3:23 pm

    Oh good grief, those sheep are cute!

  8. May 23, 2007 4:56 pm

    Oh, my goodness those sheep are cute. But a million times cuter are your children cuddling up to them. That is worth so much!

  9. May 23, 2007 6:10 pm

    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.

  10. May 24, 2007 1:37 am

    The sheep turned out great! So cute!

  11. May 29, 2007 8:16 pm

    Too freakin’ cute. Must. Make. Sheep. Now.

  12. June 20, 2007 12:52 am

    I love your felted sheep. They turned out precious. I made several of the felted FiberTrends animals at Christmas time. ( I tried button eyes for the lambs but ended up leaving them eyeless. Though I had never needled felted before, I needled felted the eyes and they were adorable. I, too, am impressed with the FiberTrends patterns. They are never a disappointment.

  13. June 20, 2007 12:54 am

    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.

  14. August 11, 2007 7:17 pm

    Cute sheep. I think the grey one is my favourite too,.

  15. February 10, 2008 8:12 pm

    Those are awesome. Merino wool too, great choice! Do they get dirty outdoors?

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