Sunday, February 18, 2018

How Many Sheep Does It Take To Knit A Sweater?


Baaxter's pretty sure he knows the answer to that question.



You know that old joke...


...where the punch line is "I didn't even know sheep could knit!"



They can't.

Well, we had snow yesterday and today it all melted and warmed up enough that I could knit outside this afternoon.  Baaxter "helped".  I'm ready to start the collar tomorrow, which means the end is in sight.  It's been a fun, easy knit and so many friends are knitting Carbeth sweaters that it's felt like a virtual knitting party :-).



17 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh no; teeth marks! Shoulda knit with Addi Turbos. ;-)

sophy0075 said...

Baaxter is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to model the Carbeth. Sheep can definitely model, especially Baaxter!

Buttons Thoughts said...

You made me laugh. Thanks for that. Darn flu:( Take care B

Cheryl West said...

You have an ever increasing number of "helpers". How nice to have such a pleasant and warm day to knit outside.

Terry and Linda said...

Oh! That was so cute with his little face so full of interest!

Shirley said...

So kind of him to leave some graffiti!

Sheepmom said...

I love that big nose with the needle in his teeth. (Although, yikes, hard on needles!) . Can't wait to see it done!

Alice said...

Nothing like advice from the very source of Wool itself! I looked at the sweater on line. It’s adorable!

JaneJMtl said...

I loved the story and photos. Baaxter is a very handsome boy with beautiful wool.

I need orange said...

#sometimessmoothneedlesarenotwhattheheartneeds :-)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Baxter is a character. So cute. Love the wool color.

Katie C. said...

Hi! I’m a bigger knitter. I can do scarves and I’m just about done with my second cowl. I’m working up to a garment, either a shell or sweater. Are you knitting your sweater in the round? The two cowls that I have done were in the round. I love that I didn’t have to sew up any seams.

Graffiti?! Cute. Maybe he just was his fleece back? ;-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yes, it's knit in the round. It would be a great first sweater for you! Very straightforward and Kate Davies patterns are always well written and designed :-).

thecrazysheeplady said...

The needles continued to knit fine so the teeth marks can stay as they are. I have a needle cable that Liddy chewed on that I've sanded down to make it as smooth as possible and enjoy remembering knitting with her as a baby every time I use it :-).

tpals said...

Lol, my first thought was 'teefers!' So cute.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Those will be special needles with sheep toofer marks someday:)

FullyFleeced said...

baaxter cracks me up. love that he left you toofer marks on your needles. It's his autograph :)

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