With a love for knitting comes an obsession with wool. And from an obsession with wool a love of sheep is born.
I don’t have much experience with live sheep yet, apart from watching about five hours of Lambing Live on BBC a few months ago and giggling at the playfulness of various flocks I saw from the train last month, but I’m definitely sensing a growing impulse to collect all things sheepy… Here are the first two pieces in my collection.
A free postcard I got at some event – I love the little cheeky orange sheep! I love this thing! Did you notice it on my wall here?
And a pen with a sheep pom-pom made out of the softest wool attached to the top. I picked it up at the crafty night at the Hunterian, and later had to admit to myself that I probably wouldn’t have bought it had it not been for the giddiness of that night and some alcohol in my blood… But it made me really happy and smiley in that moment, so I still think of it fondly. :)
Edited to add: I completely forgot about Sheep Poo Paper! I was just pacing around the room when I noticed it stuck on my wall! So here is my sheep collectable number 3. By the way, Sheep Poo Paper is an awesome (and somewhat yucky :D) idea, go check it out on the link!
Do you find yourself ending up with random collections? I have a friend who vaguely liked collecting cows, but then once the word got out everyone started getting her cows in various shapes and sizes for birthdays, anniversaries, Christmases etc. Frankly, I think she’s slightly sick of them by now…