Friday, February 21, 2014

The Sheep Heid Three

On February 15th, 2013 my friends and I started the Sheep Heid by Kate Davies. We found a group of people on Ravelry who were joining together to buy the 9 colors of Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight yarn. See, each hat only requires 25 yards of each color and the yarn is sold in 188 yard skeins. It is rather difficult to get the yarn in the US so joining together actually saved on shipping too.

Anyway, we chipped in and got 3 lovely kits in the mail from the lovely woman in NJ who coordinated the whole thing and then smartly told the next group who came along to "do it yourself." We knit along but there were some bumps in the road. We had to tink and frog a couple of times and put it away when life got too distracting.

This hat combines 9 natural colors of Shetland sheep (no dyes used.) They have cute names like Moorit and Gaulmogot.  Did you know that Shetland sheep actually come in 30 different colors?!?  I didn't until I bought this pattern and made the hat.

This is us, a year later, we are all wearing our hats. Great job, Kerry and Kathryn! We did it!