Here is Coal and her ewe lamb, born this morning. The lamb is slightly confused as to which end the milk comes from.
Elizabeth had a ram lamb yesterday, and he is a monster! He's bigger than any of the other March lambs.
Nessie had a girl on Sunday. Nessie is one of the first sheep we had, and she is twelve years old this year! She is unique too. It's hard to see in the picture, but Nessie has four horns. A lot of the other lambs that have been born are Nessie's great-great-grandchildren. Amidala, Star, Coal, and Elizabeth are all great-granddaughters of Nessie.
The Green Sweater
I took the green sweater with me to work on while the kids were at dance class last night, and it is progressing faster now. I'm working on the back yoke, which is in a complicated cable pattern, which keeps my interest better than the mindless sections do. Instead of knitting a round and measuring to see how much more I have to do, now I want to keep going and see what the pattern is going to look like. The front and back yokes are knitted back and forth, but as with my socks, I'm not turning my work. I knit backwards instead. I like being different. Wendy E.
mentioned a while back that she tried my backwards knitting idea and it was slow to do. When I first started doing it and had to think about what I was doing, it was slow, but now that I am used to it I keep up about the same rhythm as when I knit frontwards. I really think this comes in handy both for rows that are so short that turning your work is a constant interruption and also when reading charts (color or pattern) - it's nice to always be looking at the front of my work, and my yarn doesn't get tangled. And if any left-handed people (like Mark) want me to teach them how to knit, now I know how to do it left-handed.