Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Introducing....

Shaun the Sheep!

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So named after our favourite cartoon sheep. (Yes he has his own website!). He's made from this pattern from Fuzzymitten.com which was quick and easy. The only bit of this project I didn't like was sewing on the face. Embroidery is not my thing apparently.

I used some delightful acrylic I found at the big red shed which was THE worst wool I've ever used - all the things I hate in yarn....thick/thin, boucle, fluffy and not wool. It even squeaked when I knit it. YUK! However, I queued this pattern just a day earlier and when I saw the yarn, I knew it would be absolutely perfect for this wee project - and it was! Despite it's nastiness on the needles I'd definitely get some more if I ever see it again to make another of these cuties. $1.97/ball I shouldn't really complain heh. The wool is supposed to be knit on 5mm and I used 4mm so the stuffing wouldn't show. The white is some 8ply leftovers which I used doubled over to match the thickness. Funnily enough the yarn brand is called Sean Sheep.


Too cute!

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4 comments:

frillbow said...

What a gorgeous little baa lamb! That'll teach you not to be a yarn snob won't it! :D

nova_j said...

awww he's fantastic!

Michaela Dollar said...

Adorable!

Sonia said...

So cute! I think the yarn works great and he's so expressive!