Posts tagged ‘Chone’

You must be Yoke-ing

Indeed I am!


Got all the pieces together and I’m finally yoke-ing.

Feels good to be in the final stretch.

I guess I always get a little anxious as the end of a project approaches.

Perhaps I just lose focus after working on one thing for a while and start looking for diversion.

Or maybe I worry about if it’s going to turn out just right.

But I’m close. Really close.

Chone says “lookin’ good so far, Maaaaa!”



February 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm 6 comments

Frosted Mini Sheeps

(they’re not so “mini” anymore, but I couldn’t resist)

Yep, it’s that time of year again.
Sheeps’ water freezing overnight and all.

But the boys don’t seem to be feeling the chill.


They were out and about this morning in the crisp sunshine, nice and toasty underneath their frosty fleeces.


I just love Felix’s freckles.


Does anyone else think that Edgar kind of looks like he’s going for a Bret Boone surfer-guy thing with the sun-bleached tips?


Just sayin’.

Shadow is coming along nicely


So far so good. Hoping to have the knitting done by next post!

And I’ve got about 350 yards of Chone/Spike yarn worked up, so I can get a start on the next sweater project without delay-


Feels good to have a plan 🙂

November 6, 2011 at 9:04 pm 9 comments

Hey, you’re not a sheep!

sadie chone 10-23-11

I think Chone is on to her.

Was really funny. At first he was all testy, stomping his hoof and staring her down.

Then he cooled out a little and came over to sniff her (at least he looked like he was sniffing).

But then sniffing turned to nibbling (I swear he nibbles on everything!), and I had to come to her aid.

Poor girl.

Anyway- look closely at Chone. Can you see it? He’s getting kind of “frosty” looking-

cuddlesheep 10-23-11

Neat, eh? He isn’t gray-ing out from the roots, but rather his fleece is getting shot through with white fibers. I first noticed when I sheared him last month, but the effect is much more pronounced now. Can’t wait to see what it looks like in the spring.

And speaking of fleece, I made a couple of neat acquisitions this week-
This is Wilma, a beautiful double-coated mioget girl
who I brought home from the Schoonover Farm fall shearing. Mmmmmmm.

And this is an anonymous CVM/Suffolk cross that followed me home from Hidden Meadows Ranch.

I don’t usually go in for the fine-wools, but I thought that the cross was interesting, and might make a really good sock yarn. Will probably take me forever to process it, but I guess I’ll just take it in small bits.

And while I’m not quite done with the back of the Shadow sweater (maybe three more inches?), I think I’m still on pace for finishing it up by Thanksgiving-

and I’m pretty sure that the pieces will fit together when I’m done (fingers crossed).


October 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm 2 comments

Moving Right Along

Shadow is shaping up nicely!

Sleeve #1 is blocked


and Sleeve #2 is underway-

Really enjoying this knit. Nice cable pattern that is easy to memorize.
Little nervous about the sewing up part, but I guess I’ll figure that our when I get there.

I’m also doing some planning for the next project- a Chone and Spike Cobblestone

I’ve liked this pattern for a long time, and just had someone express interest in having me make one, so here we go!



plus Spike




I just love doing swatches.

October 2, 2011 at 7:46 pm 1 comment

Haircut Buddies & Sharing Spaces

I think that Chone has forgiven me.


The silly bugger was really good for most of the haircut, but then out of nowhere he just kind of flipped out on me and he refused to let me finish. So now he’s got a really silly lookin’ fluffy butt.


Here’s his album cover shot.  He likes this one because you can’t see how silly his rear end looks.


Thought this was a cool shot of Edgar’s one-month grown out fleece. Starting to get a little curl back on the tips.

Looks so cute and sporty.


Yeah, I got all short and sporty this week, too. Probably not showing off to best effect here, but you get the idea.

Sadie got all brave and ventured into the pasture with us this morning. Here are she and Edgar negotiating her visitor privileges.


Thought this was a nice shot of the rivals playing nice and getting pets.


On the other side of the fence:

“Wow, did I just lay that?”


and “Hey, are you going to be done anytime soon?”


“Can’t wait any longer. Sorry!”


September 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm 2 comments

Shear Luck?

Nope. None here.
I had great hopes of getting little Chone sheared this weekend,


but he’s a wiley little bugger. And it’s like he knew what I was up to.

I tried plying him with apple branches, and nice sweet-smelling hay, but I just couldn’t get the guy within arms reach.

Oh well, perhaps it’s not meant to be.

In other news, I’ve made great progress with The Shepherd’s vest since it’s last appeared on the blog.


Just about ready to start shaping the v-neck. So, I’m in the homestretch on this one!

And I’ve got the first weaving experiment off the loom,


and another in the works, this time being a little more adventurous in building curvy shapes and such-


Felix asks


“Is this my best side? I think this is my best side.”

I think he’s getting a little vain. 🙂

September 5, 2011 at 7:44 pm Leave a comment


We had sun today!

(Bear with me, it’s kind of a big deal around here) 🙂









Even the sweaters are kind of basking- while blocking.



So I’m two for three on sweater completion this week! Woo hooo!

The Oregon Vest zipper is basted into place
So hopefully I’ll get this last one wrapped up this week!

June 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm 5 comments

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Who? Denise

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