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Moss the Sheep DIY Baby Mobile

Moss the Sheep DIY Baby Mobile

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I thought some details were warranted on my biggest DIY for baby K’s nursery: this hand knitted Moss the Sheep baby mobile.  I actually knitted the little sheep back in November, over my birthday weekend at the beach. :)

Moss the Sheep at the Beach | oysters and pearls

I knitted 5 little white sheep and one black sheep, for good measure. ;)

And for all the knitters, here are all the details!

Moss the Sheep Pattern, by Amanda Berry on Ravelry  

Yarns (all from Fuzzy Goat in Thomasville, Georgia):
For white of sheep: Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool in White (1 skein)
For the black sheep and for eyes: casa de karma Peace Fleece Worsted in Baku black (available in a mini-skein)
For the “fluff” on all sheep: I held Shibui Knits Silk Cloud in Ivory double with either the Liberty Wool or Peace Fleece.
For the heads and feet: Swan’s Island Organic Washable Aran in Mushroom (available in a mini skein)

I tied them all on to an old basket weaving willow frame/circle I had leftover from a basket weaving goodie bag from the Georgia Basketry Association Convention a couple years ago.  I used leftover Shibui Knits Silk Cloud to wrap the basket frame, as well as to tie the sheep on and to hang the mobile itself.  It isn’t super sturdy though, and the silk is slippery and the knots keep slipping out, so this may change down the road.  But until then, it’s real cute. :)

And that’s it!  I can answer any questions in the comments!  There’s also a larger, toy sized sheep that I have knit the body for but haven’t added the head and feet yet. :/ We’ll see when and if that ever happens! #7thsheepsyndrome

Happy Knitting!

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls

First Trimester Wrap Up

It’s hard to believe I’m wrapping up the first trimester!  I figured I would share a little update for anyone interested – otherwise, keep on scrolling.

I’m ending the first trimester feeling very grateful that I had a very, very pleasant and easy first trimester. I’ve learned an awful lot about pregnancy in a short amount of time, I’ve gotten not one, not two, but THREE glimpses at baby Kirbo, who seems to be happy, healthy, growing, and bouncing around in there like a pin ball machine.


We’ve been asked a lot, so I’ll share here: we are going to keep the gender a surprise.  It’s getting close to time when we could potentially find out (HOW?!) but since there are precious few happy surprises left in this life, I want to keep this one for myself and for Wheat and for our families.  I love the entire romanticism of champagne and cigars to celebrate the announcement of BOY or GIRL in the hospital waiting room (even though I know that’s likely frowned upon these days).  Plus, I think the extra motivation the day of the grand finale of this whole pregnancy thing can’t hurt.

I would list a bunch of “First Trimester Essentials,” but seeing as I never got sick, haven’t had any food aversions or cravings, really, or any other symptoms to speak of, I figure that’s probably neither here nor there.  I wouldn’t call them cravings, per se, but I have seriously gotten down on some healthy greek yogurt smoothies, and I’ve made and eaten a TON of pumpkin bread, and I’ve been really tired.   

But let’s be honest, all the pumpkin bread was probably related to the fact that it’s PSL season, and that tired thing was probably mostly due to the Maiden South expansion and the biggest, busiest October evah.  But being pregnant and tired forced me to rest.


I have allowed myself splurges in the form of chocolate ice cream on occasion, as well as ALL the Reese’s Halloween pumpkins – I swear, it’s the perfect ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. #theyreglutenfree?

I haven’t started many baby-related projects yet, although Wheat and I did spend a Sunday rearranging all the furniture in our house (literally, everything but the couches and the kitchen) to make room for baby and to clear out one of the guest bedrooms for a nursery.  But it’s currently empty, waiting to be painted and with a few pieces of furniture we think we will use in there.  I am really excited about decorating the nursery!


As for knitting, I’ve mostly knitted baby booties for friends, although I did knit this red pair of booties to keep out of scraps from my favorite Madeline Tosh yarn (Mad Tosh worsted in Tart).


BUT for my birthday weekend (I turned 29 on the first, somehow), Wheat and I went to the beach and relished being all alone there for an entire weekend, and while he read, I knitted… these adorable sheep!  I’ll share patterns for both the booties and the sheep in separate posts, as well as what I plan to do with the sheep.  They’re not finished yet!


And that’s about it.  I’ve been told I need to get on the registry thing before Christmas comes, so I’ve played around with it some (which is really fun slash overwhelming), but I haven’t taken it seriously.  Mostly, I’ve just been trying to enjoy every minute of this whole thing and saying lots of prayers for a healthy baby!

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls