Okay, so is it a lamb as the auction indicated, a deer as a follower indicates or a Goat?
So what is a lamb? A lamb is a young sheep and would not be born with horns. A young sheep is considered a "lamb" until the age of 1 year then considered adult. Lamb's tails naturally hang downward. So the listing auctioneer was wrong in calling it a lamb.
Below is a photo of a mother adult sheep who needs shearing and her baby lamb.
Okay, so neither of the above looks like the primitive shape Magdalena hooked, so what about the goat?
Below is a Magdalena hooked rug named "Farm" which appears in the booklet. Notice the similarity in the shape of the horns, the 'bouncy' goat behavior of the legs. Yup, a goat. Plus Magdalena lived on a farm and tended to the farm animals. Thus she was familiar with the shapes of the animals she tended.
Below is my hooked version of Magdalena's "Farm".
Have a great evening folks and eventually this evening I'll be able to pull a few loops on my Magdalena.
OMG, I just looked at my 'stats' on my blog posts. Since posting this story about this Magdalena rug I've received the most visits EVER. In the last three posts I've had over 1,000 visits.
Have a great evening everyone.