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MrTea
01-20-2006, 08:15 PM
Felted Lamb from Donna Kooler's "Encyclopedia of Knitting". It says here the pattern is by Bev Galeskas.

Sooo cute. Everyone wants one now. I'm booked up.

Working on a lighter colored one now.

Any suggestions on how I could make them better?

Ronda
01-20-2006, 08:24 PM
That is just adorable! :heart: I have no trouble believing you're all booked up now! I have no suggestions on how to make it better, mostly because it looks just perfect to me!

Ingrid
01-20-2006, 08:38 PM
Looks perfect to me, too! The only way it could look better is if it was in my possession! ;) The face is so cute!!!

Danielle
01-20-2006, 08:38 PM
Looks great to me also!! It is too cute! :heart: :thumbsup:

mintdee
01-20-2006, 09:16 PM
:inlove: :heart: :thumbsup: That is sooo sweet!

kimmie
01-20-2006, 09:27 PM
Oh My Gosh!! That is just the cutest!! I love Ingrid's comment too!

What yarn did you use? I have heard that white yarn is sometimes hard to felt, but clearly yours worked rather well.

kimmie

Sara
01-20-2006, 09:31 PM
Better? That is just the sweetest thing.

ecuzzacrea
01-20-2006, 09:32 PM
oh my gosh i :heart: that little lamb!!!!

i don't think it could be any better. it's just adorable!

Amber
01-20-2006, 09:38 PM
That is just one of the cutest things ever! I love it!

MrTea
01-20-2006, 09:46 PM
What yarn did you use? I have heard that white yarn is sometimes hard to felt, but clearly yours worked rather well.
kimmie

I can't find the label right now, the ladyfriend may have "cleaned it up". It's natural undied wool, I remember It had the words "ecological wool" in big bold letters, on the label.

Color makes a difference!? FYI the yarn is not white, my camera has it's own view of the world. It's more of a very light grey. I'm working on another with an even lighter color, I hope it felts ok.

I think this one felted pretty well, but I have no prior felting experience to base that feeling on. You can't see individual stitches, but on close inspection he appears to be ribbed. You can see the individual rows, but i've seen felted purses in the yarn shop and they look similar. I wonder if I were to use larger needles if they would felt any better.

Darhain
01-20-2006, 10:03 PM
Cascade Eco for the wool, maybe? That sounds like the label for it, anyway.

Totally :heart: the sheep! He needs to come to my house to frolick with my children. :lol:

margie
01-20-2006, 10:54 PM
I love the little lamb!!! :heart:
:thumbsup:

Andrea
01-20-2006, 10:55 PM
I NEED that!! And I NEED to stop looking at FO pages b/c I have too much on my "to knit" list already!!!

Was it hard to knit??

Angelia
01-20-2006, 11:42 PM
Oh, that is just adorable! :inlove: :inlove:

gardenmommy
01-20-2006, 11:50 PM
Oh I just bought that book last week!

I don't think it looks baa baad at all! ;)

Elemmaciltur
01-21-2006, 05:18 PM
OMG! I want one!!! :inlove: Or at least the pattern for it. :D

MrTea
01-21-2006, 05:38 PM
Cascade Eco for the wool, maybe? That sounds like the label for it, anyway.


Yep, I foud it. Cascade Yarns - Ecological Wool

I used #10.5 needles which knits fairly loose with this yarn, but not real loose. I wonder if I were to use slightly larger needles, would it felt any better?

They are actually pretty easy to make, I was surprized how well it came out first try. I'm still pretty new to knitting.

Mer
01-21-2006, 11:46 PM
That is so cute! :inlove:

punkhippiemom
01-22-2006, 01:14 AM
I've felted some sweaters :oops: and you could still see the pattern really clearly... maybe try the next ones with 11's, and if you like the result, try again with 13's. You've got a lot to make, so practice away!!!

I want one, too....so cute...

Cristy
01-22-2006, 10:38 PM
OMG I must have that--I am looking up the book as we speak! It looks great! ;)

Angelia
01-23-2006, 08:23 AM
The Knitting Zone (http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/index.php?cName=by-type-toys) has some great felted animal patterns, like the sheep. Even flamingoes!!!!

Lana
01-23-2006, 09:14 AM
Now there's a felted project I could wrap my arms around. :inlove:
Well, at least my hands.
If that was a first for you, there's hope for me. :roflhard:

Angelia, I love the puppy in the link you posted.

Angelia
01-23-2006, 09:19 AM
Isn't it adorable? I want to make all of them...for ME! :heart: :heart:

Lana
01-23-2006, 09:22 AM
I sent the link to my daughter. Think there's a snowballs chance in, aaaa, at the equator, that she'd make me one? :roflhard:

Angelia
01-23-2006, 09:23 AM
Well, one can always hope! She does knit, right?! :rofling:

Lana
01-23-2006, 09:26 AM
Yup, she knits. And does woodworking, and just moved recently.
But I can hope. :wall: :roflhard:

Angelia
01-23-2006, 09:29 AM
Drop big hints...hints like "Gee, I'd really like this felted lamb for my birthday."

Maybe then! :D

Lana
01-23-2006, 09:38 AM
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

MrTea
01-23-2006, 02:42 PM
Now there's a felted project I could wrap my arms around. :inlove:
Well, at least my hands.
If that was a first for you, there's hope for me. :roflhard:

It looks more complicated than it is Lana. If you can count stitches and follow directions you can make a lamb. The videos on this website can be a big help if you get stuck.

The felting part was pretty easy too. I just put him in an old pillowcase, tied the end and threw him in the washer for ten minutes.

NOTE: Anyone attempting to use this pattern, be aware there is a FLAW IN THE PATTERN. I checked the publisher's website and the mistake it is not listed. When making the belly, I believe it's row 30 should be a "knit across". If you follow the directions as stated in the pattern one of his front legs will end up much smaller than the other leg. You will probably spot it right away. I ended up having to make a second belly.

nanonette
01-23-2006, 07:18 PM
This is just the CUTEST!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:

dustinac
01-24-2006, 10:11 AM
Thats really cute!! great job :thumbsup:

Silver
01-24-2006, 10:52 AM
How adorable! I have that pattern too, but have yet to get around to knitting them. They're sooooo cute!

PurlyGyrl
01-24-2006, 12:48 PM
SO CUTE!! :heart: I want one, too. You did a great job. :cheering:



P.S. Thanks :thumbsup: to Angelia for The Knitting Zone link. It has such cool stuff.

MrTea
01-24-2006, 01:34 PM
Thanks for all the complements. :blush: You are all very nice.

I gave the lamb to my mother for her birthday. I'm working on a teddy bear now (in addition to another lamb), and I'm having a little trouble. I've posted a thread in the "How-To questions" forum.

Jenelle
01-24-2006, 03:03 PM
:inlove: Awww so CUTE!!!!!!! :heart: :inlove:

knitncook
01-24-2006, 07:47 PM
That is just so precious!! I wouldn't change a thing!

Jan in CA
01-25-2006, 02:59 PM
Awwwww that is so cute!! Great job on it!

cmcmom
01-26-2006, 12:46 AM
So so so cute! I think I have just found my staple item to give to new mommies! Yeah! :thumbsup: Great job!

JENinIA
01-26-2006, 09:00 AM
I have to say- ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! Great job!

sfavereau
01-26-2006, 12:31 PM
I ordered the book from half.com! Wooohooo I need to make one of those lambs!

Great job! I think that lamb is the cutest thing ever!