The ladies of ASK (Argylian Society of Knitters) has, once again, decided to do the Knit your Bit project. This years project is helmet liners for the troops, the pattern and recommended yarn and colors is chosen and the initial gathering to kick off the project was on June 13th. Last year we did scarves for the veterans and it was a huge success, we had a big ole pile of beautiful scarves for the men and woman at the UW Veterans Hospital. Such a small gesture of gratitude for their priceless service to our country, but all of the scarves were appreciated. It makes you feel so good, you kind of wonder if you're doing it for them or for you.
We even got our names in the local paper along with a nice group shot of several of the ladies sporting the scarves as well as a veteran that was kind enough to pose with one also. A very rewarding experience to be able to help ease their discomfort a bit. We also did afghans this winter for anyone that needed something to keep them warm. I've just finished one helmet liner and am beginning another, and hoping to have several done by the time they are all collected.
Three sheep left on Tuesday night, it was sad, as I really was partial to both of the ewes and I tried to explain to them that they were going to a really nice place, but they just looked at me with accusing eyes. sniff, sniff.
Always sad to part with the favorites, but I am getting better at making the hard decisions of what will better my flock.
I have just recently decided to see what I can do to sponsor a wool breed class and round up a judge that will be able to judge a wool breed section at the local county fair. I've spoken to my friend at Argyle Fiber Mill and she's on board to support or sponsor some portion of this endeavor, so I'm getting excited about moving forward. Now, to convince the fair committee that there's a demand for a wool breed judge!!! Any suggestions on where I might find someone to judge a wool breed or raw fleece class or two in Monroe, WI the middle of July 2011??
I'm off to hit the trails with the horses this weekend, finally...... it's stopped raining long enough for some trails to open in the parks.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.
Ta ta for now.