So here's the big fella I was showing you in bits and pieces as a work in progress.
I've named him Shaggy the Sheep. He was crocheted from Paola Navarro's Elton, The Sheep - Amigurumi Pattern .
I purchased large 400g balls of Bernat Worsted acrylic in the two main colours, but used only about 295 gm of the white and 155 gm of the "Heather".
Shaggy turned out a few inches larger than the pattern states but the pattern doesn't suggest a yarn size, yardage, or gauge so I had to take a guess.
He's 13" sitting...
or 20" when lounging around.
It took me longer than I expected to finish him. Not because the work was all that complicated or anything, but because I could only work on him for short periods of time before my hands ached. Crocheting thick yarn with a smaller than usual hook can be painful after a while!
Shaggy was created to meet a challenge my local spinners and weavers guild made this year. We are to show up at the closing pot luck dinner with something we've made in a "sheep" theme. No other guidelines, it just has to involve sheep. After he makes his official debut there, he will come home with me to be the mascot of my new weaving room.......which is coming along very nicely I might add. A few more days and I'll be welcoming a 4 shaft Nilus Leclerc Artisat floor loom into my home! Stay tuned.