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New Year's card sheep completes knitting scarf

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The story is suggesting that the sheep took 12 years to finish the scarf, but I find that hard to believe. Based on the average amount of time needed to knit a scarf, it's more likely that the sheep finished the scarf at some point in 2003 but is just bringing it out now to show us. They don't even get the sheep's side of the story.

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But look! Look at the 52. Didn't the postage rate go up in April? So the muffler had to be completed this year around then =p

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@m3m3m3

The story is suggesting that the sheep took 12 years to finish the scarf, but I find that hard to believe. Based on the average amount of time needed to knit a scarf, it's more likely that the sheep finished the scarf at some point in 2003 but is just bringing it out now to show us. They don't even get the sheep's side of the story.

Even-toed ungulates aren't known for their manual dexterity. 12 years is about right.

My question is: whose wool did it use?

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It's also managed to complete a bobble hat and a pair of mitts on string.

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My question is: whose wool did it use?

Of course its own. In 2003 it had longer wool.

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My mother loves two things: Football and knitting. Fortunately, they are compatible if the love of the former is watching, not playing. She'll have enough time to complete one sweater and one scarf, on average, each season, which she gives to her grandchildren.

Which brings me to my point: As the life expectancy of sheep is 10 to 12 years (though breeds such as the Merino are known for being longer-lived; according to the Guiness Book of World Records, the oldest sheep, a Merino, lived to be 23), perhaps this is not the scarf creator depicted but rather the recipient.

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Come on people it's just a cute harmless story! Do we really have to nit pick it at the start of the new year? Who the heck cares if it took 12 years to knit. Who cares if it used it own wool. Who cares what the actual life expectancy of a real life sheep is? It's just a cute harmless story! Get over it!

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@kahless

Damn those knit-pickers, eh?

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Who cares what the actual life expectancy of a real life sheep is?

The real live sheep?

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Probably "a" real live sheep. Does he mean Merino or standard? This is getting good and Pythonion.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=liIlW-ovx0Y

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It is not clear what it plans to knit for 2027.

The design of 2027 would be the sheep going back knitting, similar to 2003, so we wouldn't know until 2039.

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We use 12 animal year cycle/.So this year happened to be sheep (hitsuji) year.

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Perhaps in 2027 it will be eating the scarf, and in 2039 back to knitting...or is that goats that eat everything...

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That's ok, in other countries I believe it's the year of the goat.

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Here are 12 qnimals.

Ne ushi tora u tatsu mi uma hitsuji saru tori inu i

Figure your animal. When you get old, we hate to tell our age and we just say I was born in year of ... Often pretending 12 years younger.

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