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