N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Avery's Dress

This Christmas, I wanted to knit something for Avery to wear for the holidays, but with my schedule at work and the fact that the pattern I had chosen was way more that I expected, she just received her gift yesterday. I was so thrilled to have it done that I didn't leave a big enough opening for her head. There was a spot that I could open up to give more room, but of course it was the wrong spot, so much re-knitting and modifying of the pattern later, she got her dress. She is a true girl because as soon as I put it on her she started squealing with delight and dancing with much hand clapping. So nice when they like what you give them. Here are some photos of her in her Gansey Dress, by Debbie Bliss. Nice patterns, but overly complex, on purpose I think.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

January Update

It has been a very busy time for us and it is good to finally be able to get back to blogging. With the H1N1 pandemic posssibility I was vry busy at work giving flu vaccines to people and today is our last flu shot clinic! The Oxford County Public Health department did a fantastic job organizing and executing the flu clinics and very few people complained about wait times. Mostly we were given compliments for our work and organization of clinics, which is so nice to hear. I have Bart, my three year old ram, out of Beatrix and Lerwick in the barn with a few of the ladies so May should be our lambing time this year. I am kind of anxious to see what I get, because he is such a nice, well- built sheep. We have lots of snow on the ground and the boys and girls outside are handling the weather pretty well. Coal, my BFL, has such a nice personality and he is peering out from behind the fallen trees. The boys were enjoying a good head scratch today. Well that's all I have to say today, so enjoy the pics.