N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Socks, Socks And More Socks

My hubby went off to Coleman Michigan last weekend to a circular sock knitting workshop, known as Deer Camp. For three days he and many other, men and women, spent their time cranking happily away the time, learning, troubleshooting and sharing their thoughts and skills with each other. This year Gil learned how to make children's socks without getting a smaller cylinder and how to knit mitts. He brought me home some beautiful angora/alpaca roving, some sock yarn for himself and some lovely gifts from some of the ladies he helped or just had fun with. Enjoy the pics. We do have socks for sale and they make s

pectacular gifts.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

First Snow

The first snowfall of the season is special, even if it is not appreciated. This year we actually had our hay in the barn, the electric fence pulled up and put away and snow tires on the van. I was ready. Of course the snow only lasted a day and we are back to warm weather and the sheep are pretending to munch grass and walk in mud. Now a

ground freeze would be nice but more snow is forcast and then a thaw. At least the ducks will have lots of puddles.