Friday, February 01, 2013

TWO winners?

Well, these two hens (not mine!) are both wearing hand knits; why shouldn't two of you?

There were 52 comments on my Party-time post, so I ran a random number generator to choose a winner:
Then I wondered if perhaps I skewed the selection by counting ALL comments; a few were my responses, and one was a comment deleted by its author. In reality, 47 individuals commented on that post, so I ran another random number generator:
What can I say? It is so hard to choose just one person – I wish I had time to knit 47 pairs of fingerless mitts so I could send each one of you a party favor! But I have a son to homeschool, chores to do, a small business to run, payroll duties for my husband's clinic to perform, a house to maintain, a horse to train, volunteer duties to discharge . . . when DO I find time to knit and spin??? Oh yeah, that's right; I don't very often . . . . heh   Fortunately, these mitts are a fun, fast project, so I am going to make a pair for both Dakota Shetlands, first-time commenter, and Carolyn Phillips of Mess, Muddle and Fun, a new follower from the UK, whose comments corresponded to the above numbers!
Oh, to be a sheep, and just grow wool and eat. ;-)

That's it for today from . . .


  1. Congrats to the winners!Those are some stylish hens over there!

  2. Congratulations!!! I love the hen capes!

  3. Congrats to the winners.
    Love those hen coats.

  4. I love their little cloaks!

  5. Ooooh, how exciting. Thank you very much - and how lovely of you to do two prizes.

  6. Yeah right Michelle - you'd be climbing the walls with boredom!! Congratulations to the winners!!
    Oh, and the hens do look most fetching in their hand-knit outfits...very stylin'!!

  7. That's one lovely sheep and the hens aren't half bad either. Congrats to the winners!

  8. cute chickens and congrats to the winners.

  9. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm so excited to be the winner of your gloves! I will wear them proudly and proclaim the are from my new sheep friend in Oregon! Isn't she talented?

  10. What lucky ladies they are. Thank you for the chance to win a pair of you fingerless gloves...maybe next time! Congrats, ladies!

    blessings, denise :D

  11. Hurray for new readers winning them!!! :)
    And those chickens in their fine knit sweaters were strutting their stuff on FB too. Have you seen the Shetland ponies? I really must update my blog one of these days...

  12. Congratulations to the winners. And those hens really made me smile. You can tell they know they look just grand!

  13. I don't know to whom those well-dressed hens belong, but I hope my sheep don't see them and strike for better fashions!

    You're welcome, Carolyn – and you're right, Lorie; I'd be bored as a sheep.

    LaLaLane, that's Annabelle, dam of the ram I lost recently. She's my sole hold-out; she won't let me touch her much – but she's tamed down a lot since I got her 2 1/2 years ago.

    Amy, it's nice to have a new sheep friend in South Dakota!

    I'll have to do a drawing for fingerless mitts again sometime, Denise, because most everyone seems to like them.

    Yes, Wanda, those Fair Isle sweaters the ponies got to wear would REALLY make my sheep jealous!

    Glad the photo brought a smile, Angora Amora. :-)

  14. Hi,
    I found you from Vicki's party. A cool blog to change the theme of what I use to.

    Great job.

    Happy w/end.
    /CC girl

  15. My first reaction to the Chooks were WOW with a giggle. I am sure they were cozy in their new coats. VBG Congratulation to the 2 winners. Lovely gifts. Hugs Judy

  16. Congratluations to the winners, for they are lucky indeed!

  17. I love the chicken capes.. I volunteer 2nd graders at a school close by my house. there is a little girl that has chickens and she is always bringing me feathers from her chickens.. I'm going to take my Kindle Fire to school and show her your chickens with their capes on to keep warm.. How cute is that.~!
    You have such a wonderful blog and I just love reading it everyday.. ta ta for now from Iowa:)

  18. Welcome, Chubby Chieque!

    CJ, I've heard of people knitting coats for battery chickens, but these look like well-feathered girls.

    Kind of you to say, Mary Ann. :-)

    How sweet your little 2nd grader is to bring you feathers, Nancy. I hope she likes the hens in sweaters.

  19. I missed your chicken coats!! Neat!!

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