I found this cute little cheapie Sheepie at Chickenfeed for ... well ... chickenfeed.
I walked past her
gave myself a stiff talking to ...
because, y'know, she's cheap and bright and probably not all that durable
and I did put her back and walk away
and then came back the next morning
Yeah, lead me not into temptation, I can find it perfectly well all by myself !
and did I mention that she's a moneybox
So what I'm thinking is that I'll put my gold coins [ $1 & $2 ] in Sheepie and that will be my spending money for the Sheep & Wool Show in July.
and now, because I was asked nicely, even if it was only by one person:
here's the specs on the pink shawl [ and those of you who are sick and tired of the parade of lace can just move along now - I'll never know if you don't tell me ]
It's a slightly late birthday pressie for my BFF in Tassie who is basically the queen of hot pink
and as it is currently winging its way over Bass Strait, it's a bit late to get a better pic. Ahh well.
pattern: [ as if you didn't know ]
Forest Canopy Shawl - yes again ... I needed to do this fast and on autopilot - as in 4 days go to whoa.
15 repeats of the lace pattern and no mods.
Bendigo Woollen Mills Baby 4ply in Frost, overdyed with Landscape Wild Rasberry
[ and this next unblocked photo is truer for colour plus it gives you a sense of how much the lace opens up when wet]
I used just over half of a 200 gram ball
KP Harmony 5.5mm and cast off on 6mm
and it ended up slightly over 70" wide [ 1.8metres ]