I'd like you to go and check out the blog I've added to my list. It's called Our Wee Farm. Melanie runs it and posts and photographs and raises the sheep and also dyes some yummy yarn, with her friend Allison. So often, you hear about Big Names and what they're doing every minute of the day, and how they're on their way to becoming famous. Or how they are famous already and are becoming famouser all the time. Which I can appreciate, but then there's your everyday Good Folk. These guys live according to a principle, and they follow through, and they dye yarn and one of them raises sheep and they have full time jobs besides to pay the bills.
I know these women personally, they were my customers when I had my shop and then they began dyeing yarn and I sold it. That's how that went. Simple. And everyone was having fun at nobody else's expense! What a concept.
Pretty soon, the three of us will embark on a new adventure: we will simply knit some Dale sweaters together. We don't care how long it'll take (though I'd like to be finished by the end of the year). But steeking is something that none of us has ever done, and we figure it's truly about time.
And when I finally get my new camera -- any day now! -- I'll actually get some pictures up here.
Till then, go say hello to Melanie and the sheep!