Wednesday, April 29, 2009

DIY: my cheap little sheep

Speaking of DIY, my latest passion is feeding my knitting habit with thrift store yarn. Most stores combine several skeins into a bag according to someone's idea of a "color story" and charge around 2 or 3 dollars for the whole set. Given that there are usually 5-7 skeins of yarn in a bag, this a is  GREAT deal. The first bag is going towards a granny square afghan that won't be done until next winter. About a month ago I scored a wonderful assortedment of neutral-colored wool and wool/acrylic blends, including an undyed alpaca (now a double-cable scarf) and some curly wool blend that is turning into a herd of these:


The pattern is from Toy Knits by Debbie Bliss.


maria said...

so cute!!!

Nora Howley said...

Very very cute...see you at Sheep and Wool for the real thing?