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!