Friday, 13 May 2011

FO Friday- Little scrappy sheep

Hurrah for the return of Blogger! I thought I was going to miss FO Friday, but it is back in time, so here is another one of those stash busting projects that you think will be speedy but ends up taking much longer than expected.
Pattern: Sheep toys by Janice Anderson- http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sheep-toys
Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton in light brown and cream
Needles: 2.25mm dpns
Mods: Worked the legs and body in the round then switched to working flat for the head.
The finished sheepy is very cute but it is a fairly fiddly way to build a sheep.
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I am suffering from a little bit of project ADHD at the minute, nothing I have on the go grabs my fancy and I have a huge long list of things I want to make a start on. In the interests of keeping the WIP menace under control I have allowed one scrap down start and the making of a project page today. I also have two or three WIPs lined up for finishing this weekend.
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In other good news the postman brought a delightfully soft and squishy parcel today, looking forward to showing you the goodies tomorrow.

9 comments:

  1. That sheep is totally adorable! I must knit this one.

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  2. Lovin' that sheep, so cute! Will definitely be around tomorrow to see the goodies from your parcel, you have me all excited now!

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  3. Very cute. Blogger wasn't up before I left for work, so here the days almost over...and I'm just trying to do a little visiting. sigh.

    Reminds of Lambshop from my childhood.
    Well done
    Sandy

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  4. This really reminds me of a very old and vintage childhood toy. I could see my grandmother or even great grandmother having a toy like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Sorry about the fiddliness of sheep-construction, but the end result is adorable! It has such a sweet face. :)

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  6. The sheep is adorable! I have only made a few little toys but I found the same thing, that they are usually more difficult than you expect if you want them to look really good, and always take longer than you hope. Still, they're cute when they're done, aren't they?

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  7. That is adorable. I'll have to add the pattern to my queue. I totally know what you mean with the WIP ADHD. I'm feeling the same way as I bounce from project to project.

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  8. Found this random sheep on Google images, clicked on it and discovered that it belonged in your blog!! How strange is that? We sheep must stick together. Love the sheep, BTW, and will have to knit him.

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