Thursday, May 27, 2010

Finally, I can reveal...

my glorious SQUIRREL! I have been holding him back for months waiting to finish and then waiting to be able to give him to my friend Chris. But now I need wait no longer! She was very pleased with him and I was very pleased to have made her so happy. Voila! Mr. Jasper J. Fairweather III, as she named him. Bask in his glory! Chris enjoying her new friend. He's a jaunty fellow. Saying goodbye to his Swedish girlfriend.Now he's ready to go to his new home.

Jasper was knit from Fuzzy Mitten's chipmunk pattern with wool and eye lash yarn.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to Shear a Sheep in Sixty Easy Steps.

I recently went to watch some UC Berkeley grad students learn to shear sheep at a nearby agro research station. My brother-in-law works there for Fish and Game and has always encouraged me to come up for the excitement. Well, this year I finally managed to do it. Now I have my own bag of sheared wool and am going to endeavor to make my own yarn. I have no idea how much yarn I will get out of this one small bag, but it will be exciting to try it!
Here's a glimpse of the day.