Monday, February 5, 2018

Baaxter Will Never Let Me Down

It turned into a lovely, sunny afternoon and I decided it would be fun to see if I could set up a "casting on" photo shoot with Baaxter and his soon to be banged out sweater.  You can't do this with just any sheep.  Oh, you could separate out that one sheep and lock them in a pen with the yarn and they might eventually go check it out, but to just set it out in the open...  I was pretty sure Baaxer wouldn't let me down.

"Hey, Baaxter!"

"Baby B-e-e."

Poking his head around the corner of the barn.  "What?"

"Remember the sweater I told you about?"


"I brought the yarn and pattern out.  Could you come over and check it out so I can take your picture?"

Slowly walking straight over to the Grahaminator "Yeah."

He's a sheep of few words, but dependable actions (good and naughty ;-).

The real reason I felt pretty confident that Baaxter would come over and show interest in a knitting project is because Baaxter IS interested in wool projects.  Remember how he reacted to his woven blanket?

Murphy was very interested as well.  "I wish I could be a Carbeth."

"Guess what.  You are!  Your Auntie Elaine is knitting one up north with yarn she spun from you! :-)"

And probably the real reason Baaxter is interested in wool projects is because he's still got a little naughty streak in him ;-).


Teefers are cute when you're a baby, but Not Around Yarn :-o.

So, it looks like we're ready to cast on!


Fiona said...

Baxter is a marvel, but all your sheep are. He was just testing how soft it was.....he doesn't have hands :)

wonderful yarn!

Lisa W said...

I agree with Fiona's comment! Just wanted to add that besides testing how soft it is, he was also smelling it to make sure you were using exactly the right yarn (Baby B, of course!).

Elaine Lim said...

Murphy is just too sweet, as is Baxxter. Tell Murphy I've cast on and have 4 rows knit on the Carbeth already. His lambie wool is like butter!!

knitski said...

Too Cute! I am curious about how your sweater will turn out.

LannieK said...

Yea Baaxter! Go for the Gold!

Shirley said...

What a cooperative boy!

Karen Haggas said...


Marcy Doane said...

This makes me feel happy! Thanks for sharing.

sophy0075 said...

Just don't EVER try that with Maisie.

Of course you won't (rofl)

I'm sure Baaxter will be equally interested in the WIP, and in the final, finished product. It will be delicious - oops, I mean lovely.;)

Michelle said...

He was just giving his approval :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like the natural color won out! :)

Lori Skoog said...

Sweet post!

Claire Moxon-Waltz said...

Great pictures of Baxter checking himself out! I love those tiny white spots on his face. Don't you wish they could talk - I'd love to know if he can somehow smell that it's his wool.


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