Small Sheep

Before I forget – is there anyone out there from Vancouver? We head that way on Saturday [Conference time] and I am hoping to get in a couple of yarn stores or see if anyone is willing to have me treat them to tea or coffee.


Blowing up the pattern with the xerox helped. Should I admit my eyes are getting older? Or that knitting sometimes is neither the right focal length for either my distance or the bifocal portion of my lenses? Unlike stockinette – this was more like 10 rows in a couple of hours. Might have something to do with a dropped stitch or two, but I would rather not talk about the fun of chasing a lost pearlpurl down a number of rows. This is a full repeat on the front: which means a double repeat on the back and x6 on the side panels. I think it looks ok.



See what came in the mail today from Ann K

Isn’t it such fun? It was a prize from her blog and I was a random winner. I now who is going to be marking the center of Cottonwood when I get it back on the needles.

sheep stitch marker

The Blue and Grey Stripes are done.
And I am making progress on the Grasshopper, only the leg left on the second sock. So I need to choose my next project so that I am not completely insane. A pair of Monkey’s perhaps?
Grasshopper Progress


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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6 Responses to Small Sheep

  1. Ooooh, love your sockapalooza sock! It’s gorgeous! I don’t think I have quite that much patience. Love it!

  2. Ann K. says:

    Yayy! I’m pleased you received your little sheep! I hope you and he have a wonderful time knitting together.. he gives good advice and keeps things entertainging!

    Happy Knitting!

  3. Johanna says:

    Wow, you have one lucky Sockapalooza pal!

  4. Seanna Lea says:

    Those are wonderful looking socks (and I’ll admit I find the stockinette socks just as wonderful as the Sockapaloooza socks)!

  5. amanda j says:

    Beautiful socks and what a cute little sheepy!

    Have you made Monkeys before?

  6. Pat says:

    Am I right to understand that you are designing your sockapalooza sock?? That is a beautiful stitch pattern…I am so impressed!! The yarn/pattern combination is perfect!

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