Nana's Knitting Shop

Knitting tales of a lifelong knitter
and yarn shop owner.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's a Family Affair!

My nephews, Devlin and Liam are raising Cheviot sheep on their farm in New York. The Cheviot originated in the Cheviot Hills, on the border of England and Scotland.

Both of these little guys are involved in 4-H and have won championships. Here's what the Greenwich Journal reported about Mr. Devlin when he won the Outstanding 4-H Award:

" The Outstanding 4-Her Award is presented to a youth who has done exemplary work in 4-H. This year's award was presented to Devlin Kennedy. At the ripe old age of 10, Devlin rivals the subject knowledge of his much older club colleagues. He has extensive knowledge of sheep biology and management and is able to retain information at an unusual rate for his age.

The members of his club recognized Devlin's ability, serious attitude, and willingness to share with other youth. Devlin was recently elected the president of the Sheep and Kids Club, a club that has many older youth participants."

How 'bout that! Here are the boys with their one of their sheep!

And, Devlin is beginning to spin yarn. He bought his wheel with the money he earned from selling his fleece, lambs, the eggs from his chickens and pumpkins.

Here's a skein that Devlin spun.

Stop by the Shop and buy one of the cute little sheep Devlin and Liam have made from their fleece. For just $3.00, you can have a little slice of farm life! They make great ornaments for the tree.

Who knows, maybe Ensign Brook Farm will be Nana's next yarn new supplier.

And for those of you in the mood for singing, here's a little holiday ditty composed at Open Knitting today:

"We are Santa's elves
Buying yarn off Nana's shelves
Knitting for others and not ourselves
We are Santa's elves."


Anonymous christel said...

omg, its devlin, i knew devlin, 4ever and he is still my crush. tell him christel said hi.

5:08 PM  

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