A Walk on the Wooly Side

Rose Knits Noro

Rose Knits Noro

Rose has been working on a knitting project, inspired both by Icelandic sweater designs, and by the scraps of Noro Lace which Zipporah rescued from the scrap basket at Knotty by Nature! She was going cross-eyed after a long stint of knitting so was very willing to go for a walk with her sisters Eugenia and Mary Ann.

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Scarlet Pimpernell

Scarlet Pimpernel

They seek it here, they seek it there – at last Mary Ann and Rose found a Scarlet Pimpernel…meanwhile Eugenia heard a commotion in the teazles.

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Shaggy Sheep tangled in Teazles

Shaggy Sheep tangled in Teazles

Mary Ann was very alarmed by an immobilised and hysterical sheep – Eugenia tried to untangle the wool, and Rose dashed off for the new Hitty-sized sheep shears….

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Snip

Snip

The girls did their best to succour the sheep and free her from the teazle tangle!  

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Ouch

Ouch

The sheep was not particularly grateful, ending up both scratched and cold…

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Better?

Better?

Rose sacrificed her knitting project to the comfort of the sheep.

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Friends

Friends

The sheep calmed down and Rose began to ponder her next knitting project.

Inspired by “Amos’s Sweater” by Janet Lunn, illustrated by Kim LaFave

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14 thoughts on “A Walk on the Wooly Side

  1. this is pretty adorable!! Rose to the Rescue!! What a generous gift to make the ungrateful sheeplet!! What a girl.
    By the way we love the knitted “sweater”. Good work Rose!!

    • We were given the sheep shears by a Hitty friend, two days later we found the amazing shaggy sheep and a story was born…Rose has been itching to knit up that scrap Noro. She is now on her second sweater, trying to adjust the tension.

  2. That poor sheep. Teasels and long hair really do not mix well. I hope the sheep’s hair grows back quickly – in time for the cooler fall weather anyway. Maybe after a few more hot days and sheared coat the sheep will come to be grateful.

  3. We have teasel here too. The way it flowers is fun to watch. Have you ever used it to comb wool? How would one hold onto it? I love the Shaggy Sheep action photo!

    • I can only imagine people wore gloves, or had much thicker calluses on their hands when they teased wool with teazles! I loved the shaggy sheep too – the minute I saw it, I had to bring it home for the Hittys.

  4. Glad to see some of the Quimper Hittys back in their “realm” and continuing natural adventures and all that brings.

  5. That teasel tangle must have been horrible for the sheep. Rose is so kind to help and comfort the sheep !!! They look so good together.

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