I’m having a great time seeing the different patterns you all have chosen for our 6 week Mini Challenge! (And apparently a lot of you are like me – you do better with a shortened time period. It keeps us focused, right?) You can find some pattern links in the comments on that post, and you can find more under the Mini Challenge thread on the Loopy Groupie board on Ravelry. Remember, we’re offering a 20% off discount on the yarn for this challenge (details here on how to get the discount), if you don’t have something suitable in your stash. I’m making the Zoe Cardi with Universal’s Supreme Cotton and can’t wait to get it done. Come join us!
We had over 1100 entries in the “win a Spring Fling Goodie Bag” contest – wow! We let the Random Number Generator do its thing and it picked 6 names from the comments section to win the bags. We’ll be sending them out to: Sandi O. in MA, Ruth Anne D. in OH, Sara B. in CA, Monica D. in CA, Theresa T. in Italy, and Mary Beth O. in MO. A big congratulations to the lucky winners and thanks to all of you for sharing your favorite pattern designers!
One of my favorite parts of attending Maryland Sheep and Wool is seeing all of the beautiful sheep. It’s just a good thing we don’t live on a farm, or I’d be bringing some home. I wish you could click on each picture and hear their loud “baaa’s”. Some of them were downright funny! Like this guy – I caught him in mid-baa:
This one was too tired to be talking:
You want to see that sweet face up close, don’t you? Here he is:
These two looked like twins:
And maybe these two, too? I loved the markings on their heads:
This sheep had such pretty colors – mocha, red, black, tan:
The Black Sheep seemed very mild. Not at all prone to cause trouble, as black sheep do.
The sheep that made me want to eat Oreos:
The one that was too hot and tired to prop his own head up:
The Evil Dude:
And a clear indication that some four of these sheep were supposed to go home with me:
I’ll add a few more sheep photos into Friday’s post. I took too many!