Sunday, February 24, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day Honey!

I love you!

Jeremy the Sheep

This is Jeremy. He is the new sheep on my in-laws farm. He is the cutest sheep I have ever seen in my life. He is a Jacob Sheep which can have anywhere from 2-6 horns! He only has 2 but a neighboring farm has some that look like crazy unicorn sheep. Here is some information about Jacob Sheep: Jacob Sheep are a very ancient breed that probably originated in Syria some 3000 years ago. Pictorial evidence traces the breed's movement through North Africa, Sicily, Spain, and on to England. Jacob sheep were imported into the U.S. for game parks and zoos around the turn of the century. Additional imports from Britain in the 1950s and 60s enhanced the genetic pool, at the time the breed was dwindling. Active preservation efforts saved what was left of the breed and established a healthy genetic pool which assures the breed's survival. Cool huh? He is as cute as can be as the lone sheep on a dairy goat farm.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Minimalist Cardigan

I finished my first adult sweater. I took a slightly easy route on this one keeping to a simple pattern but I do really like it. Also my first adventure in blocking a knitted piece which wasn't so bad after all. I started this sweater maybe at the beginning of November but stopped working on it pretty much for the entire month of December due to Christmas present knitting. Then it was back to full time for January and finished it just before the end of the month. I just love moss stitch but it was a bit boring for an entire sweater.

Off to bed, I will put some more pictures up tomorrow. My mothers are eager to see the sweater so I am putting this one up now and then more tomorrow.