I'm pleased with my first row of sheep.
I gave horns to the breeds which have them. From the left I've got: North Ronaldsay from the Orkney Islands, Hebridean from Scotland, Soay from England, Manx Logthan from England, and Lincoln from Kentucky.
Next will be a green background row with white and light colored sheep. Later I will embroider in eyes and outlines of the faces.
Here's a shot of the inside with the sheep in progress.
I stranded the legs (if back and forth with the same yarn can qualify as stranding), and intarsia knit the sheep as you can see. I am happy to report that I haven't had any battling butterflies so far.
It's a great time to be sweater knitting, we just had our first hard freeze last night and frost was everywhere this morning. I love autumn anyway, I guess because it means relief from the summer heat. And I love the autumn colors, one of the things I truly miss about living in the northern US. I love colder weather because it means I can wear sweaters and wool! And since I've started knitting sweaters my handspun, I've begun to associate sweater knitting with the change of season. Another reason to love this time of year!
Winter Knitting Project
Rare Breed Sweater Swatches
TA-DAH! Rare Breed Sweater Done!