Thank the Sheep

I have an awful lot of things to be thankful for.

But this Thanksgiving, I’m giving thanks for my sheeps.

That might seem silly, but you see, I’ve had a thing for sheep from a long time back.
Long before I learned to knit, or spin.
Before I even really made the connection between wool and sheep.

I think I was about 9 or 10 when it started.
I saw a stuffed sheep toy in a shop window in downtown West Dundee, Illinois.

Beau Peep was the sheep that kicked off the craziness.
And then for a number of years, for every holiday or occasion, I was gifted stuffed sheep of all shapes and sizes.

I no longer have the original “Peep”, but I do retain a few distinctive members of my childhood flock.

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It was only once I learned to knit, then spin, and started falling down the wool-lined rabbit hole that it all came together for me.

When I was younger I felt I never had a good answer for the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

But the clues were all there.

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So I’m thankful to be able to have my very own sheep friends after all this time.
It feels like it’s where I’m supposed to be.

Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

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