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The Flock – A Group Portrait with Violet Knit Hat & Scarf

Friday, March 9th, 2012

The Flock ~ Valcero, Zheed of Estonia, & Measuring Sheep

These are my toy sheep. Like many knitters, I have a collection of them as mascots to the art of knitting.

Valcero is the big one with a black face and paws who is modeling a new knit hat.

The medium sized shaggy white one is Zheed of Estonia.

And the little one is Measuring Sheep. (He has a tape measure that roles up inside him!)

Valcero is modeling a knit hat made of Rowan’s Plaid yarn in a color called Sea Grass which is actually a mix of violet, pale green and bright dark pink.

Measuring Sheep is posed atop the matching scarf in progress.

Did you know that, in Mexico, having a few toy sheep in your home is supposed to bring comfort, financial success and security? I suppose this is based on the fact that having a few real sheep did this for you in the old days – as their fleece gave you wool for warm clothing and you could sell what you didn’t use yourself for income. the larger a flock you got the better off you would be!

They are also good friends. Mine keep me going when the knitting projects gets challenging! Plus they are soft and comfy.

Everyone should have a sheep mascot in their home – even if they don’t knit!

Baaharaji, the Knitting Guru, and His Knitting Assistant Friends

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Baaharaji & Knitting Assistant Friends

Baaharaji is hard and work knitting socks and has two assistants to help him. They are Measuring Sheep who conveniently sports a pull out tape measure in his tail, and Knitting Mama Sheep who knits miniature articles for small dolls on tiny toothpick needles while keeping track of a good sharp pair of embroidery scissors attached to a long black ribbon.

Baaha, as we call him for short, has just completed a sample sock as a test pattern. It turned out really well. Now we are ready to make one human sized!

Baaha is wearing one of his hand knitted Rasta Style hats today. This one is also a sample pattern which is now ready to be made up in a human size as well.

Measuring Sheep is a valuable  member of my knitting team now as he is responsible for taking accurate  measurements of all projects.

Knitting Mama Sheep is always knitting and she makes sure our scissors can be found at all times. She cleverly tied them to a six foot long piece of ribbon and herself so they cannot be carried further away from a knitting project than that! What a good idea!