Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Baa Baa Fat Sheep!

This strange and curious creature is the result of many hours of frustration and unravelling! I have nothing but admiration for those of you make woolly monkees, rabbits and pigeons etc. This is the first and last time I make a knitted sheep! I really can't be doing with all those little shaped pieces.

Every Christmas (I said that word again... sorry) Eve at the Carol Concert in our village church all the little children take a toy sheep and place it in the stable of the nativity tableau. Last year a friend asked if I could make a sheep for her daughter in time for this year.

I knew it wouldn't be easy so I started early...

Unfortunately it has turned out considerably bigger than I expected and will probably look more like a woolly mammoth than a little sheep when placed next to all the others!


I really hope I don't have to make another one!

26 comments:

  1. Well done Gina I wouldn't of attempted a Sheep, I'm having enough trouble with a chevron blanket. May have to talk to you about it next week.

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  2. Hello Gina and thanks for the comment on my blog. I have to go read back through your blogs cos I have missed some and can see one about nest-flying xx

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  3. Oh but he is lovely! Are you sure you don't want to knit a whole flock?????

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  4. I love that little sheps. Especially his little ro=undy bottom!

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  5. Awww he's lovely!! He won't be too big at all....just the other nativity bits might be too small...I've already got a donkey/chihuahua made if you need one :)

    xxx

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  6. Wow! she's gorgeous! A whole flock would look grand. Did you follow a pattern or make it up yourself?

    Celia

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  7. Coincidentally, I have just spent some fruitless time looking for a sheep pattern for some newly acquired herwick wool. Can I echo Celia's comment and ask where the pattern came from please?

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  8. He is very lovely. I had mad plans of knitting a nativity scene for this year, but I fear what sounds cute in my head will be very grim in real life ;-)

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  9. I think he's fab (and some serious knitting skill at work there) but I could see that if he were bigger than the cattle there might be some frightened lowing.

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  10. Go on....give him fangs! (he is very lovely I thought it might just be fun to make him huge and terrifying!)

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  11. He's lovely!! dont think i would have attempted it though, Well done

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  12. STOP IT! Every time I come for a visit there's some new and amazing arm to your talent list. I can't bear it any longer, I am so insanely jealous!
    (and that sheep is so bloody cool, go on, knit a little friend for him)

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  13. aaah - he is sooo cute, he looks fantastic - you sure are a woman of many talents.

    x

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  14. That's not baaa-d. Sorry *blush* couldn't resist.

    Actually, it's flippin' brilliant! Must've taken ages to do all that moss stitch! (Is it moss stitch?)

    I think he/she's lovely - does he/she have a name?

    x

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  15. He is lovely gina
    Did you get my email?
    m x

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  16. But it looks cute from here!

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  17. He is a very beautiful sheep though! xx

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  18. I love him! Toys are so fiddly to make aren't they.

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  19. AWWWWW! I LOVE him!!!
    Compared to sewing knitting is very slow and fiddly (if only you knew how much I hate pigeon feet!)but you've done an excellent job. Which pattern did you use? I think I might need a sheep now :D

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  20. I really think you ought to make lots more - rival the concrete cows in Milton Keynes!

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  21. It is a very nice sheep. I'm sure he'll be appreciated and admired.

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  22. Lovely to meet you too, today Gina! I had a great time, and it was made even better by meeting you and Kaylacoo! Terrific. xx You are blogrolled!

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  23. woww... so funny!... adorable!!!

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  24. Soooo cute...... Love it!
    Keep going.

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  25. This is beautiful.
    DO you have a shop?

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