Kate Davies designed this lovely Sheep Heid Tam. What horrified me to knit it, were the floats, and a million ends to be woven in, in the end. I really loved the sheep chart though, and I wanted to use them somehow.
I still had to knit my December socks. So this is what I did:
My sheep are really purple, but it's hard to see.
The right sock was the first one. I was making them up as I knit. With the second sock I did some minor changes, and if I would knit them again, there would be a few other changes as well, but they are O.K.
The amazing thing is, that 84 people made these a favorite. I would not have thought that!
I thought they were O.K. , since I didn't enjoy knitting them very much. I was so relieved when I wove in the ends. The sheep chart has longish floats. I don't like that at all. The other thing which made it hard to like them was the yarn. It's the cheap, now discontinued Elann Sock It To Me 4ply, a harsh yarn. Oh well, have to use stash from time to time.
I've knit a Kate Davies design before. The Owls sweater for DD Hannah. And have you seen her latest sweater design? It's called Boreal. I really like it. Well, actually, I like ALL her designs!
Maybe one day, I'll knit the tam too, but not with that many different colors, maybe just with two gradient colors, to save me the trouble of all those ends. It's supposed to be fun, right?