Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Shaun the Sheep

Here it is! A finished Shaun the Sheep!! This was a lot of fun to do.....and a great learning experience. This is the smallest knitting I have ever done. I used double pointed needles with point protectors on one end so my stitches wouldn't slide off. Worked like a charm! Shaun's body is knitted from an acrylic baby boucle. The rest of him (plus his knitting) is knitted from a baby alpaca yarn. All the yarn is a dk weight. I used small bits of black chenille stems in his arms and legs to give them a bit more "body". Plus it really helps the arms hold their pose. Shaun's knitting needles were made from toothpicks with 5mm beads glued to the ends. His eyes are purchased "wiggly" eyes. I wasn't real sure if I liked the way they looked. So I purchased supplies to make the eyes from felt.....which I did. Ended up liking the "wiggly" eyes much better. I think they give him a bit more character. Shaun is about 5" tall.

I did start on the second sheep in this mobile. His name is Timmy and he's a baby. So far I have the body knit up. I hope to work on him a bit more tonight. While the knitting is simply, it's a bit fiddly due to the small size. Still makes for a very fun project. Gives me a nice break from the illusion scarf....which I'm still working on.

Update on the alien illusion scarf: alien motif #4 is finished. I will start on alien motif #5 in the next day or so. Tihs is definitely one of those projects where it's nice to have something else to work on. For me, a break is needed every now and then or the knitting becomes monotonous.


  1. Hi, I was just wandering through blogs that had knitting as one of their main interests and I happened upon yours. I LOVE these sheep! They are sooo cute. Nice job. Check out my blog.

  2. Hi Wendy,
    Thank you for the very kind comments on my sheep. I'm just about finished with the second sheep in this mobile. Hopefully I will get a picture posted soon. Loved your blog.

  3. Hello from Sweden :)
    Found your blog searching for that mobile, will be knitting one for my cousins child that is due in october. Your blog is so inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing your work!

    You are welcome to my blog too, it's written in swedish though, but pictures are, ptl, an universal language ;) Not much there, yet... but more to come.


  4. Gunilla,
    thank you for the very kind comments. I hope you enjoy knitting up the mobile. I've sure had fun with it.....although I still have two more sheep to knit. I'm in no hurry to finish though. :) I look forward to visiting your blog.