Smittens

Aren’t they lovely?

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Just simple and pretty.
And I think I’ve really got the thumb shaping down now. They fit so nice.
I love them so much I think I’m going to start another pair tonight.

This was such a nice weekend around the homestead.
Mid-40s during the day, and clear! Not bad for December-

Was nice to spend some time outside, adding compost to the garden beds, hangin’ with the sheepy boys, and takin’ in some sunshine.

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Did the hoof routine again today, and I’m really excited to see that they are starting to look better!
Seemed like they’d grown a fair bit even since last week, and the depth of the pockets between outer hoof and sole is decreasing.
Was so glad to see that.

They’ve been eating mostly hay since our big freeze before thanksgiving,, so I’m thinking that must account for the difference, since I hadn’t changed anything about their mineral yet.

I am still planning to get some kelp meal and give that a go. See how they like it, and if they would choose that over what they have been getting. Heard lots of good things about kelp.

Chone says, “I’ll try anything once!”

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Knowing that little bugger he’ll end up wearing most of it! 🙂

8 Comments

  1. Nancy K.

    Your mittens really ARE lovely! Would you believe that I have yet to knit a pair? I started one, once. Never did finish it. The same thing with a pair of sock…

    Please tell me that the little moorit beauty that your petting is a EWE! She’s just way too refined to be a ram…

    Is the guy in the last photo scurred or wethered? I love his marking. He looks like an Ewok! SO adorable.

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    • sheepsclothing

      Mittens are fun to knit. Kind of like socks, but faster and easier. I usually knit them with thicker yarn, at a larger gauge,, but these are more like “dress up” mittens. A little lighter and more refined. (size 3 needles).
      The moorit cutie is Edgar (all my sheep are wethers). He is more fine-boned than his brother, Griff, but he’d actually the bolder of the two. Just chased Wally out of the pasture yesterday! The guy in the last photo is a total Ewok. Chone is my little teddy bear.

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  2. Jody

    I am so glad you are seeing an improvement in the boys’ feet Denise 🙂 Those mittens are so cosy looking…I really need a pair of those babies for myself!

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    • sheepsclothing

      Thanks Jody- I am too. Can’t tell you how relieved I was to see some improvement. The mittens are kind of addicting. I’m almost done with pair number two now!

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