Nothing But Blue Skies

No, really!  After months of Monday posts, crying about rain, we have blue skies, and had ’em all weekend too.

I really had a lovely weekend.  Friday night, I seamed up my new friend, today’s FO report.  (Just hang tight.  We’ll get there.)  Saturday, we had a great Junior League board retreat, complete with a little yoga class before lunch.  (Mostly on stress reduction, breathing, and a couple of little Sun Salutations, for those of you who know I used to love yoga and have been told not to do it anymore because of my back.)  Saturday night, dinner and shopping, and yesterday was a lazy day at home with the Knight, and another FO (which I probably won’t share until tomorrow).

How was your weekend?

Now, about that FO…

Meet Soyool, the sheep.   Isn’t he cute?!

Project:  Actually, he’s based on a Shaun the Sheep pattern, which is available as a free Ravelry download.  Despite the seams, it was a quick, fun project.  I didn’t use bulky wool, so some of Soyool’s dimensions are off, I’m sure, but neither of us mind.

Yarn:  His body (all creamy parts) are done in Paton’s SWS.  Its shedding, loose ply made me think sheep, so I hope I haven’t offended sheep everywhere by making Soyool’s “coat” out of a soy-wool.  (Hence, his name!)

His legs and all other black parts were done out of Patons Classic Wool.  I probably should have held it double, but I didn’t. 

Needles:  SWS/creamy parts knitted with #9 tigerwood straights.  Black parts, #7 wood straights.  (Again, I should have either gone down a couple of needle sizes or held the yarn double for the black, but what’s done is done.)

Verdict:  Have I mentioned how cute I think Soyool is?  Or that Sissy actually had part of his hind end in her mouth while I was sewing on his face?  Gretchen would like a turn to chew him to bits  play with him too, but that isn’t happening.

The Knight even glued the eyes on for me.  Do you like the bigger eyes better

I’d also like to thank the deer, God, Sissy, Gretchen, the Knight and anyone else remotely responsible for allowing my lilies to actually bloom this year.

Happy Monday to you!

22 comments on “Nothing But Blue Skies

  1. Marjie says:

    Your sheep is adorable! We had a little sun yesterday afternoon, and it’s teasing us today. Our paper says we’ve had rain 16 of the last 21 days. No wonder my yard is waterlogged! Your lily is really pretty; that color is quite vivid. Happy Sunny Monday!

  2. Barbara S. says:

    He is Super-Cute! I love it! I think his eyes are fine for his size, but until I see the big ones held on his face with a finger, paw, or nose, I can’t say for certain.

  3. Anniebananie says:

    I love him and must make one for me – he is adorable!!! Oh, and my calla lillies, in nearly the exact same shade as yours, bloomed over the weekend. I’m going to cut them tonight and make a pretty bouquet for the kitchen table.

  4. grace says:

    what an adorable sheep, now that is reallyc ute and your Lily is beautiful, no sun here yet they are saying Thursday now!

  5. Sue says:

    Soyool is adorable. Isn’t it fun to make up a toy now and then and watch the personality come to life?

    It’s very hot here and no rain forecast for the whole week. The dogs don’t even want to go outside.

  6. gaylen says:

    the sheep is adorable. Love that he’s a bit fuzzy and sheddy. I like the eyes. All he needs is a squeeky. Lilies are very pretty – we have orange and yellow. I like your purple ones better. g

  7. Anita says:

    Soyool is a cutie pie! I’m sure the girls were disappointed that they couldn’t tear him to bits. 🙂

    The lilly is gorgeous!

  8. nichole says:

    Oh he’s ADORABLE!!!!!! Pretty lily too!

  9. Mr Puffy says:

    Summer has fully and finally arrived in So Cal. You can feel the heat and the shift. Happened a couple of days ago. Yuck.

    Your little sheep dude is adorable! I looked at the bigger eyes and I much prefer the smaller eyes. Good call.

  10. Robin in VA says:

    Shawn is so cute! That Daylily is gorgeous, one of my favorite flowers!

  11. Kathy says:

    One cute sheep:) And why can’t Gretchen have a “taste?” LOL

    We finally had the sun and blue skies today. It clouded over a few times with dark nasty clouds but then cleared again. Loving every sun ray up here:).

  12. What a cute little friend!! 😉 Sounds like you had a nice weekend with clear skies!

  13. Cynthia says:

    With Luke and Wilma, Soyool wouldn’t last to long in my house!

  14. Darcy says:

    I’m on an adventure drove by myself home to Idaho yesterday visiting my Aunt and Uncle right now.I was able to go to Starbucks and get on the laptop to webcam with hubby and girls tonight.Will be posting tomorrow night on my blog about my adventure so far.(((Hugs))Darcy

  15. Natalie says:

    Love it!! the sheep is adorable!!!!

  16. Felicia says:

    It has stopped raining here long enough to get the grass mowed. Sun peeks out occasionally, but I don’t think we’re quite done with the rain yet. I envy your sunshine – I think I’m getting webbed feet.

    Soyool is adorable!

  17. jen says:

    i love his eyes just the way they are 🙂
    he is very cute

  18. AlisonH says:

    It’s absolutely adorable! An eye or an eye, both are good, it’s the truth.

  19. Sonya says:

    I love the sheep!!!

  20. Dianne says:

    That little sheepie is adorable!

  21. KSee says:

    What a cute little sheep. Keep going and you will have a whole herd.

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