And now for something crazy...
I knit a sweater and put a sheep on it.
Yes, a sheep.
In fact, I'm starting a new hashtag...
Here's me fluffing the sheep...
...and here's me pointing to the sheep.
And lastly, an obligatory shot of my adorable dogs.
This sweater is from Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads by Cirilia Rose. Cirilia made hers with a woolen heart motif as an homage to her love of wool, so I made mine with a sheep as a tribute to my borderline unhealthy sheep obsession.
What brought me to make such a ridiculous project you ask??
Nothing in particular, really, other than that I wanted to have at least one art piece in my knitwear-wardrobe worthy of the jealous on-looks of fellow crazy sheep ladies at any given yarn-store/wool-fest/old-folks-home.
The yarn is HiKoo Kenzie, a super soft wool blend. The sheep’s locks are from a black Wensleydale sheep because: A. Wensleydales are incredible and have some of longest and most lustrous wool of any sheep breed and B. I obvi had to have a black sheep because of my brooding soul. Also I just love black sheep and their sun-bleached tips. They’re single handedly bringing 90’s hair back.
Here's a Wensleydale sheep in the flesh/wool for your reference.
What also attracted me to this pattern was the message behind it. I kind of just picked up this book on a whim because I loved the styling, I really didn’t have any plans to make anything from it. Then, I read Cirilia’s story behind her design:
Everyone who reads this blog (all 5 of you) knows how much I love Kanye. I was sold.