Hello! Here is the second in my ABC pull toy series ~ S is for Sheep. Though the original has sold, the pattern is available in my etsy shop ~ if you’d like to take a look, click here.
I envisioned a fluffy white sheep body with a shorn white face, so I punched the “wooly” part of the sheep at a #6 loop height on my Cameo needle. But, when I got to the face and punched it at my usual #1 setting, my sheep suddenly looked like a potato with a growth… hmmm… what to do, what to do. I tried adding a bell around her neck, but that just looked like a potato with a growth with a sprout. So, I “reverse” punched (tore out) the face and a bit of the body to accommodate a larger head and ear, and re-punched it in a dark color at a #6 setting.
Here is my color palette and how I used it:
These are all Valdani size 12 perle cotton. I used two strands of each and, except for the sheep, punched at the lowest (#1) setting.
4 ~ background
5 ~ background and “lambs tongue” edging
p3 ~ lambs tongue edging and a tiny patch of background
p4 ~ sheep’s body and eye
p5 ~ lambs tongue edging, letters, and pull toy
jp6 ~ lambs tongue edging
h212 ~ sheep’s face
It’s downright COLD today. A below-zero morning, and snow… lots and lots of snow. I’m thinking of all you on the east coast who have it so much harder, just now. It’s a good day to….
… get under cover and ….
… possibly invite someone to join you!
stay warm and safe, my friends.