Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sheepy Goodness

Yay for a second F'd O!

My LYS got this pattern in a few weeks ago, and I had to have it (I may also have had to have the hedgehog one. So cute.). I finally got around to knitting it up a few days ago and finally finished it on Sunday. Isn't he cute?

Pattern: A Felt Flock from Fiber Trends
Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino in dark grey and black.
Needles: Sz 10.5 Clover Bamboo needles
Mods: None
Thoughts: Oops. I picked up the stitches for the hooves backwards. Oh well. Still cute. Overall, I love this guy! I hopefully will be teaching a class on how to knit him at the LYS this fall. I think I need some more. Good thing I have more "sheep colored" yarn!

And y'all's comments are too sweet! There is a BIG boo-boo on one side (where I dropped a stitch and didn't entirely pick it up right (it was on an increase row, I think I missed some part of the increase when I tried to pick it up).
I wore the Firey Bolero today with that same shirt and had no gappage. But the sleeves were awfully warm. And I might have gotten teased by the custodian for "running out of thread."

(We did get to have recess today - the rain from the last two days cooled it off enough - thanks for all those cooling thoughts! However, the rain brought with it power outtages, both at home - woke up late - and a few times on and off at school. But I'll take it!)

Finally, I need your opinions. I love this skank of yarn. Mmmm. All Things Heather from my KSKS pal. But I'm having a dilemma. Plain socks? Pattern socks? Something else? The problem is that there are hardly any patterns for sport weight socks. The only one I've found that I like is the Ribble Socks from Socks Socks Socks. Alternatively, I could make the lovely Mobius Scarf, recently featured on Knitty Gritty. (Can I digress? Knitty Gritty shows one of the best episodes ever, and follows it up with a horrid tube top/fun fur combo top - man I love fun fur in my armpits! - and then follows that up with lovely Annie Modisett! Make up your minds - good or bad!)
The problem is that I feel badly about making something other than socks out of this - it's soooooo pretty. Mmmmm. Perhaps plain socks with a cute picot edge? Opinions people, I need em!

Oh, and whoever asked about the "cute yarn second from the right" in the birthday sock swag picture (sorry I can't email you back - stupid blogger), it's Scout's Handpainted Swag in a "just for me" colorway - but I'm sure she'd recreate it for you, right Scout? :)


  1. Yep...picot topped socks, but then you already know my bias there. They are just far more satisfying.

    And Knitty Gritty? Not so much, I'm afraid. I find the fun-fur/elastic yarn quotient to be far higher than anything I might actually be caught dead wearing, let alone knitting. Sigh...wish I could like it more.

    And adorable sheep! Very nice.

  2. How cute is that little lambie???? So adorable. :)

  3. Your lambie is adorable! I agree on the plain socks with the picot edge. The yarn looks perfect for that.

  4. that yarn looks like it might stripe, so i think the ribbles would be obscured. i'd do plain with picots too.

  5. Anonymous5:30 PM

    How cute is that sheep!

    Very pretty yarn! I agree, plain with picot edge.

  6. I love that sheep!

  7. Anonymous8:40 PM

    oh soooooo cute!!!! better than any store boughten shepes

  8. What a cute sheep!

    I would do plain socks, I'm not fan of the picot edging, but that's just who I am. It would look cute though with the picot.

  9. SO cute...and I just looked at Scout's hedgehogs too. I'm on cute overload!

  10. What a cute lambie! :)

    You could always make an upsized round-bottom bag with the yarn to show it off-- like the one in One Skein or Magknits' "amulet" bag... but I like picot socks :) Maybe a simple lace panel-- I used a chart from "adventures with a desi knitter" for a cloverleaf eyelet pattern-- http://desiknitter.typepad.com/Cloverleafsockspattern.pdf (PDF!) that you could downsize into your yarn and easily insert as well.

  11. What about the Whidbey Island socks from Knitting on the Road?

  12. That sheep is one of the cutest handknit stuffed animals I have seen! And even though you say you made a few mistakes, it is still totally adorable!

  13. Of course......if I can remember what I did! lol

  14. Love your sheep! He's so cute. I'll vote for the picot edge as well, should look really nice with that lovely yarn.