Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Purple Sheep Heid

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:

Purple Sheep Heid December socks

My sheep are really purple, but it's hard to see.
Purple Sheep Heid December socks

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!

Purple Sheep Heid December socks

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.

Purple Sheep Heid December socks

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?


Ina said...

Wow, die sehen klasse aus.
Liebe Grüße

2paw said...

I can see exactly why people thought they were so lovely!! They are cute and sweet and I am sad they aren't in nice soft and cuddly wool. You are so clever to make socks with sheep on them!!!

MiA said...

They are really lovely! Nice work :)

knottygnome said...

love the socks! i like that you gave the sheep some ground to stand on and a blue sky above them. :-)

CelticCastOn said...

Love love love them.

Bea said...

Total klasse, die würden mir auch gefallen.

Grüßle, die Bea

Friederike said...

Just when I thought you have posted theeee cutest socks or mittens you post another pair I think are the cutest.
Love the socks!
Gruesze aus Indiana,

monica said...

The socks are great!! I have sheep heid in my queue and maybe I'll get to it in 2025.

Alexandra said...

I love them! They're so cute! What a great idea! :D

Wanderingcatstudio said...


The very first thing I ever knit was a purple mohair sheep - so I'm all for purple sheep!

Beverly said...

They are gorgeous socks. I can totally see why 84 of us made them favorites.

Don't be surprised if you see some copycats. I may be one of them.

Rhonda said...

Those are so cute, I'm going to have to get my butt in gear and dye my yarn for my beret.

Sharon said...

I love the socks, they're so cute! The socks that are the most problematic to knit usually look the best.

Here's hoping they wash up nicely and last a good long time.

Michelle said...

I thought your socks were really really great when I saw them on Rav. I've been debating about knitting the sheep hat but I'm not sure I want to deal with all the floats and end weaving either.

Delusional Knitter said...

Those are awesome, what a great way to use the sheep!

SusiKnitchicks said...

Das Faden vernähen hätte mich auch irre gemacht. Aber die Socken sehen klasse aus.

LG Susi - ab sofort mit neuer URL :)