Aw, thanks, you guys 🥰 I’m slowly getting used to the idea that what I do is worthwhile. It probably just feels…less than what others do since I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of artist 😂 I’ve never met a pattern that I wanted to learn how to read 😅
I finished the hooded cowl and had enough yarn left to make a few mug cozies.
That’s everything I made and the bits of yarn I still have leftover.
DS was kind enough to model it for me. A little crooked on his head since he was squirming, but it’s cute ☺️ It’s also super toasty and decently soft.
I don’t follow patterns when I build, either, so I’m happy the hay feeder I built my sheep is working out well so far.
A couple of pallets, some scraps of 2x2s and 2x4s, an old broken wheelbarrow, several feet of vinyl, a round bolt thingy, a few hinges and lots of screws and staples later I have a handy outdoor hay feeder that lifts open at the top with a dog leash. Baler twine would’ve worked too, but the leash lets me easily lock it open for windier days.
I made the roof of the little shed match since the vinyl was on sale and it needed a new roof anyway.
The only thing I would’ve liked to do differently is have no gap between the shed and the feeder and have a little more slant to the feeder roof. I have a set of steps on the other side of the fence, so I can climb up and push our future snow load off the top as needed.
I let them out to free range while I worked. I think they look good. I’m already far too excited and impatient for lambs and the girls are only just bred 😆 Can we just skip winter and go straight to lambing in March? No, that’s not how time works? Darn lol
The hooded cowl and cozies look so soft and smooshy - just want to hold them all and enjoy the softness. Love the colors too. One of my students is into spinning, weaving and knitting. She gave me some "tea towels" in different patterns that are wonderful.
Nice feeder too!! Love you don't follow patterns guessing that you cook the same way too!
I generally build according to what materials I have scrounged up. I’m a master woodworker of scrap and crap!
BUT!!!!! I’m planning a 70’x20’ 3 sided barn and I want it to look nice. AND I’m enlisting the help of a friend who was brought up in construction and was a contractor. He will help me set the poles and get it square. I have a vision in my head and will get my friend to help me draw it out and figure out what materials I will need.
You are so talented with your spinning and knitting. I stand in awe at your skills!