The Giving Tree

October 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm 5 comments

This year’s apple harvest is not impressive.


Usually we are overwhelmed with apples in early October.
I’ll maybe cook up a couple batches of applesauce, and some dried rings for snacks and that should about do it.
Just wasn’t much fruit out there.

But branches we have lots of,, and though I know it’s not the right time of year to be doing any significant pruning, I can’t deny the sheepers this special treat-

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Edgar says “thanks Mom!”

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Even Griff gave an appreciative nod as he headed back out to the yard

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Bunch of satisfied Shetland boys hanging out and digesting-

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I’m glad the apple tree is at least making the sheep happy this year!

In knitting news, the stashbuster sweater is coming along nicely. Going to have to finish with a slightly lighter shade of Border Leicester than I started with,, but I think it will work-


And I did manage to get a start on the toe-up socks-

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But I kind of cheated on the cast-on. I did a long tail and then divided the stitches up between two DPNs. Since then, I think I’ve figured out Judy’s magic thingamajig,, but I’m not about to start over,,, so this will have to do for now!


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carole  |  October 3, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Love the socks!

    • 2. sheepsclothing  |  October 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks! Everyone needs a pair of red socks, right?

  • 3. Jody  |  October 4, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Your boys are so cute….luv Frank’s adorable face.
    I think Simon (our 5 month old finn twin ram) should have been a whether. He is so affectionate and friendly…always coming to see what’s happening and wants to be in the thick of things. It’s so hard to resist his cuteness.

    • 4. sheepsclothing  |  October 5, 2010 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks Jody- Frank is pretty photogenic,, but I swear, Felix is getting more handsome all the time. He just recently developed those brownish speckles on his face. Kinda neat how their coloring changes as they mature!

  • 5. thecrazysheeplady  |  October 4, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Your sheep are beautiful! And I think I’m going to steal your every other stitch idea to cover up the fact that I’m running short of my main sweater color and needing to switch to a hair lighter shade ;-).


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