Yesterday was a really happy day for those of us here in central Kentucky. We finally saw the sun and the temperature got up to around 60 degrees. To celebrate, I wore my recently finished happy socks (Kroy sock yarn in Sporty Stripes) and my favorite clogs!
The sheep celebrated in their own way. Instead of huddling in the barn all day, they went up on the hill and snoozed in the warm sun, most likely dreaming of green grass. Aslan was on guard duty, as usual, but might have been sleeping on the job just a little :-)
Buddy always assumes the "large and in charge" position. You'd think that he and Mr. Bates might pal up, since they are the only males in the group (they're both wethers, otherwise they wouldn't be in with the girls at this time of year), but they pretty much ignore each other.
So, besides a little sunshine and mild temperatures, why is this a happy day? Because today I'm going to make one of you happy. Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway for Katie Startzman's "Knitted Slipper Book" and two skeins of Cascade 220 to get you started. It was fun to read all your comments and I especially want to thank Susan Anderson for sending so many of you over this way (and aren't Mary, Millie and Morgan the cutest knitted dolls ever? I'm in love with their clothes!). Susan is the most kind, gracious and encouraging person I think I've ever met. She's so generous about sharing information and talent. She's a gift to the knitting community, for sure. I'm honored to be considered her friend.
Anyway ...... on to the news you're waiting for! After going through and eliminating any accidental duplicates, the random number generator picked number 84. That would be Kathy (aka woolyeyes on Ravelry). I've sent a message to notify her that's she's the winner and if I don't hear from her within 24 hours, I'll go back to random.org and pick another number. Those of you who didn't win, go on and buy the book! I promise you won't be disappointed. If you end up knitting a project from the book, please let us see it. Send me a message and we'll get your picture up for all to admire.
Thanks again to all of you for coming here to comment. We'd love to have you as regular visitors here at Sheep Dreams. Pretty soon we'll have actual green grass and some new babies. The lamb-cam will start up in a matter of weeks and you can watch the big girls waddle around til their turn comes to give birth (and sometimes it happens that you get to actually see the birth as it happens!). Once they start arriving you can enjoy watching the lambs romping around in the barn at all hours of the day and night. Lambing is best time of year here at Tanglewood Farm and makes all the hard work worth it.