Friday, October 31, 2014

2014 Hug A Sheep Day - Show And Tell

This year was all hold it up and look while wearing our short sleeves sipping ice cold cider show and tell.

Except for this crazy guy who happily suited up to showcase the gorgeous sweater his wife made him.  

And held up hers.  I'd say he's a keeper ;-).

Luxuriously soft.

And such lovely details.

This is hand spun and hand woven on a pin loom and then pieced together. A beautiful Soay sheep throw.

Lady 2014

This amazing shawl is from one of our sheep, Beanie Baby - his 2014 shearing.  The yarn was part of a Handspinners Natural Colored Yarn Basket class at Maryland Sheep and Wool...and won first place this spring!  

The finished shawl will be entered next year.  Karen is an amazing spinner and knitter.  And this is her own pattern, as well!

This sweater was spun and knit from Beanie's 2013 fleece.

Always Amazing Socks :-).

Beautiful warm, super soft cowls.

More socks, from Socks That Rock.

Handspun from one of Kathy's sheep.  Again, a 2014 shearing.  As in from just a few months ago (!).

And this shawl, too!

And we need an ID on this rug loom.  Any ideas?  Turkish?


Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh what fabulous beautiful work. There is certainly a lot of talent out in knitting/crocheting land:) Hug B

Alice said...

Wow! The Best of the Midwest all gathered in one place!!! Those are awesome works!!!

MaryAnn said...

I am a city girl. But had the good fortune to spend 3 days on a working sheep ranch in New Zealand. (A planned retirement trip for my husband). I have loved your Hug a Sheep series which brought back fond memories. and the sweaters are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing

LL Farm said...
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LL Farm said...

Beautiful hand work made from beautiful sheep! I am in awe....I only knit patterns.

Sheepmom said...

Oh. My. Gosh. They spin, they knit, they weave, they design their own patterns.... what a talented group all in one place! I'll look for that shawl at MD but ALL those things are entry-worthy. Looks like a beautiful day was had by all.

Unknown said...

Those Norwegian ? sweaters are awe inspiring and the shawls practically just off the sheep! Feel like a sloth!! What great works, thank you.

Unknown said...

Just caught up on all the Hug a Sheep photos and that Baaxter is something else :) Loved them all. Will check up on that loom...

Terry said...

Oh my goodness, what fabulous fiber art!!! I am agog!

Deb W said...

When I see work like this, I am almost ashamed to call myself a "knitter." I am still at basic level (I might be able to swing the odd intermediate), even after all these years.

All of these are incredible. Very talented artists indeed.

LannieK said...

What a gathering of amazing talent! Beautiful! Would love to see some of these patterns in a HSD pattern book... :-)

Wol 'n Draad said...

Wow! What amazing work! It is always so inspirational to see what others make.
Thanks for sharing!
Have a lovely weekend!
Love, Ineke

sophy0075 said...

Wow. What a group of fiber artists you had at this year's Hug a Sheep Day! I've been knitting for years, but I wouldn't qualify to have a place at this table! Those Norwegian sweaters especially.

Your sheep should sleep at night knowing their fleece has been put to amazing use! And what a difference between last weekend and this one - maybe 40 degrees F?

Lisa Smith said...

Thank you for sharing the amazing talent you had there! I am in awe of what I saw! I almost feel bad to even call myself a knitter after seeing what that talented group has done. . . I'm stuck in the "forever beginner" classification of knitting; scarves, alfgans, hats, etc. What a treat to see such beauty! I'm glad the weather cooperated for you!
Warm Regards, Lisa in Oregon

Lady Locust said...

Oh my! I was just catching up on the last few posts. What wonderful fun. The talent is simply amazing. The pieces featured are just beautiful. I am in awe:)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Love the socks and those shawls are all gorgeous!!What a talented group of people!! :)


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