Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Sheep to Yarn to Sheep

More ideas of what to do with your first handspun, or even a scrap of leftover handspun.  This idea comes from the lovely Linda. she bought one of my basic Learn to Spin Kits .

Her yarn is pretty good for a first attempt, as she says in her project notes, plying evens out the finished yarn quite dramatically. 

She then crocheted it in to her very own little sheep. 

You can find the pattern here. The original sheep was designed to be stuffed with a scented sachet, and with Christmas on the way it strikes me that these might be ideal quick Christmas gifts to use up scraps of handspun. The knobbly crochet just seems to suit the texture of the sheep perfectly. I don't really crochet, but I might have to give one of these a go to take with me to Glasgow School of Yarn