Wednesday, January 16, 2008


These are my little sheep friends. One is a needle punch I did. The card is from the area in Holland where I bought the wool. The little picture is from Ireland. They are some I bought, and some were given to me.

This is the wool I am now knitting with. It is spun from Holland and found in their Forest Rangers visitor center. It was such a find. It was only three euros fifty per skein. The lady then (when contacted by Jos) was willing to spin more for me. Heidi and Jos visited my sheep then. lol

This a the back of a sweater I started for Eric. He has two from the other wool I bought.
I am not very into knitting this. I might make the back and then put it aside for awhile.


Kristen said...

This is going to be beautiful! I love it! I can't wait to see the finished project! :)

Carolien said...

You have lovely sheep, Nancy! It's a very nice flock.
Good luck with your sweater.

Greetings, Carolien

Angela said...

Oh Nancy, these are so pretty. I love sheep too - doesn't everybody...haha! I have a friend, in Cyprus, who is a real Shaun the Sheep collector. I was amazed at the way he popped up on anything and everything!!
The wool really is lovely. I love the natural colour. I'm sure you will get a sudden urge to finish it in the not too distant future :>)
Warm wishes Angela

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I can understand why you might want to put it away for awhile. A plain St. stitch sweater done in pieces would not hold much interest for me either.

But I do like the texture that the hand spun yarns give. They create interest with the need for any fancy stitches.

Nancy said...

I didn't know you collected sheep - they are adorable!

The wool is beautiful, and how fun to be knitting a sweater from this. When you get the urge to finish it I know it will be gorgeous!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I love your lil cute!

Heidi said...

How come you are not into making this sweater? Normally you like the effect of this yarn. Are you making this sweater different than the others you made for him from the same yarn? Actually since I know you read your four books, I am wondering if you went out and got more and that is why you don't feel like knitting??? :)

Love and hugs ~

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hey this Miss Nancy...I tagged you!

Regina said...

Wonderful sheeps.The handspun wool is
loveley.I wish very fun with your
Best wishes from Germany

Christine said...

I love Shaun the Sheep too! You should knit a Shaun, yes there are patterns available. Your collection is awesome Nancy.

That wool looks heavenly. It's shaping up to be a beautiful project.

Betty said...

I was visiting Heidi and saw that her mom has a blog so popped over. I think it's great for Moms and Daughters to blog. My daughter does also.....

For years I had a flock of sheep who brought so much enjoyment to me...would love to have a flock again but with traveling so much my husband doesn't want to.....

Enjoyed my visit with you....Betty

Solstitches said...

Love your little sheepie collection Nancy :)
Not quite as big as your huge snowman collection so you need to do something about that LOL.
The sweater will be lovely when finished. You seem to find some lovely things on your trips to Holland.