Oh yes : late again.
This last piece of our felting exchange
was scheduled for February.
It went in the post today.
As you will probably understand the theme for this month was
Now this should not have been a problem,
because I like sheep
(though not their sound when they're grown-ups)
They "give" us their gorgeous warm coat
with which we have lost of fun
knitting and felting !
But what to make for this felting exchange ???
a ram with awesome horns,
a little lam,
or even a flock of sheep and shepherd ?
I couldn't decide and moreover
I wanted to make something funny
Yesterday I started with a kind of heath landscape
for a background
Then I thought it would be fun to change the woolen coat
for a knitted one !
all my lovely sock (or thicker) yarns
so it won't felt
The only solution then is, to make your own yarn :
Now I had vowed a long time ago
that "spinning" is nót for me
(and daughter wanted to help out but was doing other things)
I made a spindle out of an old big whirligig
and tried my best to spin some even thread
(thread yes, even no !)
Then I knitted a small swatch
So on the heath landscape came a colourful sheep
with the swatch and some snippets of prefelt,
which I stitched to the back with some linen thread.
(Like I always do, when dealing with difficult parts
so things won't shift during the rolling process.
I take the thread out when all is finished)
Geurdie, I hope you like my "modern" sheep
it will be on your doorstep tomorrow !
In fact this colourful sheep isn't really the last one
of this year's exchange :
I have to do a last one for myself,
because there were only eleven women participating
So with that last one (something RED)
the circle will be closed.