Friday, January 8, 2021

Crochet Lamb Camp

While spring lambing is still a few months away, we just had some surprise Christmas lambs in the Wool House!
   
I noticed this ewe standing off to herself, which is always a promising sign.


So I did a little check...


...and sure enough, we had lambs coming!  Looked like just a head and no feet, so I had to help her a little bit ;-).  You would much rather see two front feet coming first and facing the right direction with a nose showing just behind, but it all worked out and she had two healthy lambs.  


Next you do an udder check to make sure everything is working properly (but you don't need to sit them up to do that unless you are trying to take a picture ;-).


And then you make sure everyone gets a good drink so they get lots of colostrum.

Once you know the momma and babies are settled in you can start taking cute lamb pictures :-D.


I saw the pattern for this adorable ewe and lambs and decided I would learn to crochet so I could make them for Sheepmom for Christmas.  That was harder than I'd hoped, but a fun challenge for the end of the year.  I love tricking myself into learning new things and I had some excellent virtual help along the way, both in online tutorials and a crochet friend who was willing to answer the phone at all hours of the day :-).

I used leftover Rebecca Boone yarn and I dyed some of it to make the dark face and legs and pink udder.  The white lamb was made from her cousin Woolliam.  Both Rebecca Boone and Woolliam were born at Nistock Farms.  I wish Rebecca Boone had had some lambs in real life.  She'd have been an amazing momma :-).


12 comments:

Tee said...

Adorable!

Michelle said...

That is just too cute – and funny!

Michelle said...

I just looked at the pattern. Yours are MUCH cuter!

knitski said...

A wonderful laugh and I needed that!

Leslie said...

OMG you taught yourself to crochet and this was your *first* project? Overachiever much? LOL
Yay you, they're wonderful! The creativity of people who design patterns never ceases to amaze me. Well done!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wow!! I am so impressed with your first project!

Sara said...

Those are beyond adorable! This remind me of that “Puppy Surprise” toy I had when I was a little girl, but even better because they’re lambs!
Crochet projects are so much trickier for me than knitting. Great job!

Sheepmom said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Rebecca Boone family! She is a wonderful gift and you are beyond clever for making her/them. And you even dyed yarn! ;-) I'll love her forever and when I'm old and gray and can't remember my name I'll have a sheep family to hug. Thank you.

I need orange said...

Nice work! :-)

karen said...

holy beans, is that super cute or what! I love it :)

KatieB said...

There really are no ends to your talents!
So cute.
And they could not have been gifted to a nicer person.

Karen at longwell said...

I just love these wee ones! And Robin, if we ever get to have Guild meetings again, could you bring them along? So, so cute! Fantastic crochet work from someone who has been crocheting for 40 years and has a deep appreciation for the skill you have, as a beginner!!! Bravo!

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