Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lamb from Scratch

Edited later to add: Well, I seem to be struggling with names a bit lately. I had to change the name of my new toy because Lambspun is a trademarked name of a fiber arts company in Colorado. So there you go! Lamb from Scratch is the new beloved name for my handspun toy.

Hi Knitters,
I have a new little lamb love made from my first batch of handspun wool yarn. I am calling him Lamb from Scratch because he is my first project knit from my own handspun wool. He is 5-inches tall by about 3 1/2-inches wide. He's a small fry with a big personality and a rustic twist.
I am going to write this simple project up and have the pattern available very soon. You can make this out of commercial yarns as well and I will list some suggestions for you. The good thing about a toy is that it doesn't have to fit anything so gauge is not quite as important.
Look for the pattern for Lamb from Scratch right here on my blog and in my Ravelry pattern shop next week. You will be able to whip up a few in time for the gift giving season with no problem at all. I will keep you posted.
Meet my other new love.
What should this become? I can't keep my hands off of it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I am hoping you will be surrounded by family and loved ones and that there will be lots and lots of comfort food to go around.
best, susie

21 comments:

3 Dogs and a Chinchilla said...

I love the lamb! So cute! And such personality! ;-0
I look forward to the pattern. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

-Emily

Suze said...

Squeal! How cute!!

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Lambspun is adorable! I have some handspun yarn that he would be so cute in.

Jessica said...

That is too unbelievably cute! You're spinning is really coming along.

Amy said...

GASP! I have a bunch of my first spindle-spun yarn and had (until a few moments ago) no idea what to do with it. The lamb is the perfect, perfect project! Thanks for writing up the pattern, I can't wait to have something so cute and sheepy knit in wool I spun myself!!

Amy said...

Oh, he's so cute!!! I have some of my own first spinnings that are now waiting on this pattern. :)

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Oh my! So cute. I'm proud of you for making something out of that first skein. Your spinning looks great. I might be tempted to say "I told you so!" Can't wait to see the pattern.

skaro964 said...

I love the lamb. You do very nice work.

marylouc said...

Little lambie shows why handspun (and rustic) yarn is so charming! Great job three ways - spinning, designing, and knitting!

Tracey said...

WOW! How cute is that? Congrats on the new addition to your toy family!

Kekumukula said...

What a cute little lamb. Cool spinning wheel you got there.

barb said...

Can't wait to see what you are going to make with that FABULOUS blue yarn. I don't think I have loved a yarn as much as that in years,

As far as Lamb from Scratch, adorable. I will be waiting for the pattern.

barb

Modisch Schreibt said...

oh goodness, I LOVE the lamb. I cannot wait to make one myself. Such an adorable little guy :)

Angie said...

Good job! I enjoy reading your blog weekly for creative inspiration. Happy Thanksgiving from West Bend WI.

jpavey84 said...

That spinning apparatus is much smaller than I imagined. I like the compact size and I love the lamb.

Josey said...

Your lamb is precious. You have such a sweet way with animals and I think your beautiful blue yarn would be a wonderful dolphin or other sea creature. The colors remind me of the Carribean.

barb :0) said...

Oh Susie ....
your spinning looks Wonderful !!! Mine looks more like ...uhm, rope !!!!
Spinners make it look so easy and graceful !!!! My first attempts were less so :0) Oh but I love it !!!
Lamb from Scratch is soooooo cute :0) He is a must-have !!!
Love that Dianne sent you fleece ! Aren't " knitting friends " the very best !!!

Crystal said...

So cute!!!!! I can't wait till I have a fresh bunch of freshly spun yarn to turn into such a great project. And I just LOVE LOVE the blue skeins you spun so pretty!!

peaknits said...

Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! Your lamb is so cute and "scritchy scratchy" looking - I love him. And handspun! Yay - seems appropriate to make a rabbit since it is a rabbit hole indeed:)

swtblu said...

The little lamb is so sweet. I can't wait to make one for my daughter from my own recent first handspun. Yay!

As for the GORGEOUS blue handspun, I think a dolphin or whale would be cool.

Mandy said...

oh my gosh that is just adorable! love it!