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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:

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.

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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. (http://okwhatnext.blogspot.com/2006/12/very-merry-christmas.html) 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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