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MrTea
01-30-2006, 02:04 AM
Finished another one! I made the ears a little larger this time. They came out awfully small last time so I decided to enlarge them a bit. I can't decide if I like the ears better this way or not. What do you ladies think?

I used the same Cascade "Ecological Wool", except this one is done with white or bone or whatever you call it insted of light grey.

Here's a link to the first one in case you haven't seen it...
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8341

gardenmommy
01-30-2006, 02:35 AM
Too durn cute!

Are those regular shank buttons for eyes?

ecuzzacrea
01-30-2006, 02:39 AM
i love the big ears!

that is so cute.

is the pattern free?

Amber
01-30-2006, 02:54 AM
Oh man, that is just too cute! And, I like the ears bigger.

Jan in CA
01-30-2006, 03:13 AM
Omigosh! That is sooooo cute!!!

knitaholic
01-30-2006, 07:19 AM
That is precious! :heart:

Knitaholic

Ingrid
01-30-2006, 08:46 AM
EEEEEEEK!!! I love it!!!

Ronda
01-30-2006, 09:11 AM
:inlove:

Pensguys
01-30-2006, 09:15 AM
So precious!!!

JENinIA
01-30-2006, 09:23 AM
DS goes to a preschool called Little Lambs- I am so tempted to make one of these for each of the teachers!

ADORABLE!

kemp
01-30-2006, 11:42 AM
Love it!

MrTea
01-30-2006, 12:33 PM
is the pattern free?

Unfortunately no, ecuzzacrea. I'ts from Donna Kooler's "Encyclopedia of Knitting". felted lamb pattern by Bev Galeskas.

MrTea
01-30-2006, 12:37 PM
Are those regular shank buttons for eyes?

The eyes are regular garden veriety safety eyes from JoAnn's.

KristiMetz
01-30-2006, 12:42 PM
Those are SO adorable!

About how long do they take to make?

MrTea
01-30-2006, 12:52 PM
About how long do they take to make?

For me, a good couple of evenings and then some.

Keep in mind I am new to knitting. Somone with more experience could do it much faster i'm sure.

Jenelle
01-30-2006, 01:01 PM
Aww so adorable!! :inlove: :heart:

amy
01-31-2006, 12:22 PM
:inlove: CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!

It's got real character, those eye buttons are perfect, it's just adorable!!

blueeyes28
01-31-2006, 12:50 PM
I think it looks adorable both ways but with the longer ears if you made the tail curl a little it would look like a pug dog. :inlove:

MaryB
01-31-2006, 12:51 PM
How cute!!! I like the longer ears. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

kellyjo32
01-31-2006, 01:10 PM
They are really adorable! They look so soft and fuzzy!! So cute!

margie
01-31-2006, 02:23 PM
Love it! I'm not sure if I like the ears shorter or longer- I think it looks great both ways! :thumbsup:

MrTea
01-31-2006, 02:58 PM
I'm concidering doing another one with some leftover Alpaca yarn that I have. I have this really cool looking green color. The yarn in question is DK weight, so it would end up making a smaller greener version. I wonder if the Alpaca yarn will felt as well?

Pixywhispers
02-01-2006, 04:52 PM
Oh they are precious! How big are they finished?

And I almost died when I read this!

"I ain't goin' on no plane foo!"

I remember that episode vaguely, but I do remember me and my brother quoting that for weeks afterwards! LOL Didn't they knock him out to put him on the plane? But I cant remember who did it.
:rofling:

MrTea
02-01-2006, 05:07 PM
Oh they are precious! How big are they finished?

On the first two I was using worsted weight wool and #10.5 needles. They come out roughly 7"lx3.5"wx6"t. The alpaca wool I'm using for the WIP is DK weight and I'm using #7 needles. It will end up quite a bit smaller, but I won't know how much until I felt it. Mini lamb

LOL Didn't they knock him out to put him on the plane?

In just about every episode, Pixy.

Stonington
02-01-2006, 05:14 PM
love the lamb!! :heart: and wow. Mr T what a blast from the past, when I read that I could hear him. :D

anne
southern maine

Pixywhispers
02-01-2006, 05:44 PM
[quote=Pixywhispers]LOL Didn't they knock him out to put him on the plane?

In just about every episode, Pixy.

heh, hey I was a little kid, <giggle> so I'm guessing he said that in every episode? heh

feministmama
02-01-2006, 08:55 PM
:drooling: :drooling: :drooling: :heart: :heart: :heart:

dustinac
02-01-2006, 09:49 PM
very cute!!! :inlove:

nanonette
02-05-2006, 11:16 AM
How cute is this?!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: it!

DotMom61
02-07-2006, 11:25 AM
I *must* make one of these ... I just put the book on hold @ the library. SO CUTE!!!!

MrTea
02-08-2006, 03:14 PM
A few helpful notes for anyone who would like to make one of these.

1. When knitting the belly (Not to be confused with the main body part that the pattern begins with), there is a row missing in the pattern (at least on the version of the pattern I have). Row 30 should be a "knit across". Row 30 should be 31, Row 31 should be 32 and so on.

2. The pattern tells you to sew the whole thing up before you make the ears and tail. You will save yourself a lot of trouble if you make and attach the ears and tail before you sew on the belly and knit the feet.

3. Don't forget to select needles that would normally be too large for the yarn you are using. This makes loose stitches and gives the wool space to move around and therefore helps with the felting process.

4. If you like the larger ears...

Cast on 4 st.
Row 1: Perl Across this and all odd numbered rows
Row 2: (K1, Mk1) until end of row ending in a K1
Row 4: SSK, K3, K2Tog
Row 6: SSK, K1, K2Tog
Row 8: SL1, K2Tog, psso

Good luck, let me know if you gals have any questions.

Celine
02-09-2006, 08:14 AM
Luckily I just purchased Donna Koolers knitting book the other day! I may just have to make that little lamb for my gd. :XX: :XX:

JENinIA
02-09-2006, 08:41 AM
Sorry, I can't do an active link, but you can copy and paste this. I wasn't sure if everyone was aware that you could get this pattern in a Fibertrends single packet pattern. Looks like different sizes- they are just adorable! Check them out!

Look I fixed it! (http://cgi.ebay.com/Felted-Flock-of-Sheep-Pattern-Sheep-Llama-Wool_W0QQitemZ8228300392QQcategoryZ71219QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

DotMom61
02-09-2006, 10:50 AM
OK, that picture just makes me get all googly inside!! They are SO CUTE!!! I want a flock of them in my front yard.


Oh, and JENinIA, if you type the text you want to show for your link, highlight it, then click the URL button above, you can then put a "=" after the URL w/in the brackets and copy your link in. That will create a live link, and it will allow your post to be of normal width! :lol:

example: [u r l=http://this.is.my.url]This is my text for my link[/url] (just make sure you don't type u r l w/ the spaces like I did ... I had to do that to get it to show)

JENinIA
02-09-2006, 02:28 PM
Thanks Julie for the instruction! I have always wondered how everyone did that! Let me try it out here (http://cgi.ebay.com/Felted-Flock-of-Sheep-Pattern-Sheep-Llama-Wool_W0QQitemZ8228300392QQcategoryZ71219QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)

Please let this work!

JENinIA
02-09-2006, 02:28 PM
Awesome! It worked! Thanks again!

DotMom61
02-09-2006, 02:47 PM
You're welcome, Jen!!!

You can go back and edit your other post, too!! :-D Glad you got it to work!!! :happydance:

Pensguys
02-09-2006, 07:42 PM
Mr Tea, I have a question.

I have the book from the library that contains the pattern.

Row 30 says: K51, W&T, k47, W&T, K51-55 sts
Row 31 says (WS): Knit across.


So should Row 30 NOT be what I've typed here? Above you mentioned that Row 30 should be a Knit across and I want to be sure I'm clear on what you are meaning.

Thanks

MrTea
02-10-2006, 04:07 PM
Mr Tea, I have a question.

I have the book from the library that contains the pattern.

Row 30 says: K51, W&T, k47, W&T, K51-55 sts
Row 31 says (WS): Knit across.
Thanks

That's the wrong row 30, Pens. I'm refering to the row 30 when you are knitting the "Inner legs and belly". Right now you appear to be knitting the body. You will knit the "Inner legs and belly" after you finish with the main body part.

Sorry for any confusion. And to avoid future confusion...

There are two "Row 30"s In the pattern. The flaw is on Row 30 of the "Inner Legs and Belly" body part, you will knit this part after the main body part is complete.

Jan in CA
02-10-2006, 04:23 PM
I just bought this book so thanks for the extra instructions!! :heart:

Pensguys
02-10-2006, 04:25 PM
OK...gotcha...I didn't notice that before.