Boulderneigh had this on her blog today and I thought it was a lovely idea, so I'm going to come along for the ride.
My name is Kelly and I started my blog in 2009 because I wanted a way to brag about my Shetland sheep, as well as my spinning and knitting projects, I liken it to a mother bragging about her children. I've found that I love to blog, and I've found some great online friends along the way. I don't always have something witty or intellectual to say, but it's a way to share my happiness, worry or sadness. I think my bonus in working on my blog is the feeling that people you've never met face to face care enough to comment, celebrate, empathize or simply pray for me. How great is that?
I live in a little valley in Southern Wisconsin with my husband, along with our outside "residents" a flock of registered Shetland sheep, a couple geriatric llamas, one alpaca, 3 horses, a lot of chickens and 2 Marmemma guardian dogs that watch over the outside critters. Inside our house are 2 incredibly spoiled cats and Tess, our 11 year old German Shepherd cross. The animal numbers have increased significantly since my son went away to college a few years ago. I've been accused of replacing him with animals and I think he's probably right.
Our goal for our little slice of heaven is to grow as much of our own food as possible, with as little chemical input as we can manage, as well as supporting other local growers, artisans and farmers in our area. Since finding a lovely group of women that share my love of all things fiber related, I've kind of fallen into a group that mirrors our lifestyle of sustainable living. This blog, my connection to the fiber community and the people I've met from being a part of it all has become my safe place to land. I feel like my life has been heading to this place since I was born, everything about it just feels "right".
I love the idea of having a give-away for leaving comments, and since I've spent a fair amount of time knitting 100% Shetland caps this winter, I've decided that I'm going to offer one as a prize for leaving a comment on this blog post. No strings attached, just leave a comment and you will be included in a drawing for a cap. All you have to do is tell me your size, and I'll knit you a scrumptious Shetland wool cap to keep you warm. You do not have to have a blog to enter, just leave a comment, that's it. No matter where you are located, I am willing to send your prize to you.
Make sure to leave me your email address so you can be contacted if you win. The winner will be announced on Feb. 1st on my blog, so make sure you check back.
|Here's an example of one of my caps. Shetland sheep come in 9 natural "whole" colors and several modified colors, so there is no need to dye the yarn to make them pop!|