Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

So, I’m friends with Bonnie and we exchange Christmas ornaments. Now, she’s quite the knitter, so I wanted to find something special. I ran across these cute sheep ornaments and knew I’d found it. My first take was too small to fit over the plastic ball I wanted to use so I stuffed it, but it just wasn’t quite up to snuff, so I went up to size 2.75mm needles and gave it another shot. Moneyball! (I still ended up stuffing it, but these sheep look more like king and queen sheep and not court jester sheep.* Practice makes perfect.)
Sheep Ball Sheep Ball

Here’s the ornament doing a scene from Gone with the Wind.
Sheep Ball

Here’s the pattern if you fancy some sheep for your tree.

And look what Bonnie sent. She outdid herself and sent TWO lovely ornaments! This little sock is so perfect I had to ask her if she knit it (even though she mentioned knitting little sock ornaments on her blog – it looks that good).
Yarn Basket and Sock

Aren’t they too much? I LOVE them! Here are the patterns she used:
Yarn Basket
Tiny Sock Ornament

* No offense to any court jester sheep that may be reading this blog. I’m sure you’re all perfectly lovely.

Ps. Check out what others have finished at:
Tami’s Amis

Wisdom begins in Wonder

Natural Suburbia

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  1. Bonnie says:

    I love that sheep ornament with my whole heart. LOVE IT. Thanks so much for making it!

  2. Chris says:

    That is the cutest ornament!!! LOL, Jesters.
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    • Katie says:

      Thank you so much! It took me a bit to think of a group I was ok stereotyping. Court jesters seemed safe. :)

  3. wonderwhygal says:

    Love ornament exchanges! I’ve seen that sheep ornament and think it’s super cute. You did good.
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