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  • knitting1105 1:12 pm on February 16, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Sheep 1, Sheep 2 

    Both of my sheep hats are finished.  The first, Sheep 1, was the pattern Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith. I used the colors specified and the yarn as specified, Jamieson’s Shetland Heather Aran.  It is warm, but I think that I would have liked to brighten it up more.  My friend Jane made a bright version of this for a child with Dale of Norway Baby Ull, will keep that in mind for a baby gift in the future.

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    I cast on with the size 6 needles (per the pattern), and was unhappy with the result pretty much from the beginning.  The Fair Isle portion was knit with size 7, and that works well.  So, when I was all finished knitting, I cut back to the start of the Fair Isle and knit the ribbing down with size 3 needles.  Much, much better.  And I did a double rib tubular bind off.  I will discuss how to do that in a later post.

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    Here is the inside of the Baa-ble hat.

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    Sheep 2 hat is the Sheep Heid tam by Kate Davies.  Kate designed hers using many of the natural colors of Shetland wool, Using Jamieson’s Spindrift yarn.  I had some of that yarn in my stash, but not all the correct colors.  So mine is a bit more colorful.  And very warm, I am really liking it.

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    and this inside of this hat…

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  • knitting1105 2:04 pm on January 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Hats Progress 

    Progress on my hats is moving along steadily, both sheep themed.  Hoping to have them both done this week, then I will post comments about the patterns, and suggestions that I may have.

    Sheep 1

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    Sheep 2

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    • Yvonne 2:35 pm on January 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful work. I really would love the pattern and any suggestions /encouragement regarding any of these. I’d wear the “sheep 2” one in a heartbeat. who are you making them for and how much yarn do you need?

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    • Heidi 3:52 pm on January 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Love them both! This has been in my que for a while…. inspiring me to get going on it ☺

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    • knitting1105 6:04 pm on January 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

    • Jane 2:09 pm on January 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I am making sheep 1 for a baby. Using pattern as is but in fingering yarn on size 2’s and 3’s. FF- did you do a “black sheep” in your flock? I will do one on the baby hat since every flock needs a black sheep..

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      • knitting1105 2:46 pm on January 12, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Oh that sounds cute! Could mean stranding 3 colors at a time. Will be anxious to see how it works.

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  • knitting1105 2:44 pm on January 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Scarfiss 

    Last Fall, we were staying with my brother for a weekend.  I brought along some fingerless mitts that I had made for my niece, and they were a great hit.  Later that weekend, I was working on a scarf for our SnB contribution to the local homeless shelter, Riley asked what I was making, and I told her a scarf.  Without missing a beat, she said “I need scarfiss!”  Yes that was a correct spelling, pronounced scarf-ISS.

    Last winter I searched for some fun pink fluffy yarn to make a keyhole scarf with.  I ended up combining some cotton yarn with some soft pink baby wool.  Part way through the project I realized that I was going to run out of yarn, luckily I mentioned it at my SnB knitting group, and one of my fellow knitters came to the rescue with the exact correct yarn.  Here is the finished scarf newly worn by Riley:

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    And of course, I could not forget her brother!  Orange is his dad’s favorite color, so an orange hat it was:

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    They are too cute together!

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    • Diane Hamilton 3:21 pm on January 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Lucky kiddos that their aunt knits for them. I also like that Rowan is sporting the Broncos colors!

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      • knitting1105 5:56 pm on January 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        The orange and blue was actually for our local High School colors. And it happens to be University of Illinois, and the Chicago Bears!

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    • Pam Moriarty 9:55 pm on January 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      How lucky you are to have all your efforts appreciated by such adorable children.

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