Giveaway winners and lots of news!

Gracious! I absolutely loved reading all 237 entries in the You-Pick-the Yarn Giveaway. I discovered so many new lovely patterns that I’d never seen before and I’ve fallen crazy in love with a few of them. It was great fun and really appreciate all the time you put into your answers.

As always, I wish that every single one of you could win, but alas, I have to pick three winners. And without further ado, the winners, chosen at random, are:

Congratulations to Daphne, Allison and Deb! You have 24 hours to email me at with your mailing address to claim your prize. If you didn’t win today, do not despair. Because this is my blog and my business, and I can do whatever I want,  I’m going to pick three more winners from the existing entries and post them, one at a time, some time this week. Be sure to watch the blog, because you’ll only have 24 hours to claim your prize before we chose another winner. Good Luck, y’all!

Now for the news. First, and most excitingly, the Juniper Moon Farm 2011 Cormo Shares are now available for purchase! This year we allowed current shareholders to purchase their shares before they went on sale to the public, so the number of shares available is very limited. If you really want a share don’t wait too long and miss out.

I am very close to announcing the date of our Fall Shearing Celebration (just waiting to get a confirmation of the date with the shearer) but I can tell you that this year we will be hosting the first ever JMF 5K run as part of the shearing weekend. Members of our Ravelry group, including yours truly, are doing the Couch to 5K training program which is easy, easy, easy, even if you’ve never run before. Honest! I hate running and this program is very gentle. So lace up those shoes and start training tomorrow.

Suzy and I spent the last couple of weeks dyeing yarn for our Fall Collection and I cannot tell you how proud I am of these colorways. Rich, beautiful yarn in every weight will be coming to the shop late this week or early next week. I’ll post some sneak preview pics tomorrow.

Finally, I want to thank you all for reading this blog and leaving comments. You make this whole endeavor worthwhile for me. XOX


  1. will the sheep be running the 5k, too? now that would be hilarious!

  2. Congratulations to all the winners! Excited to see the new colorways – you’ve certainly been busy lately!

  3. Congrats to the winners! I really need to get my chunky butt in gear- maybe I’ll do a virtual 5 K with you all!

  4. Yay Daphne, Allison, and Deb!! Lucky girls! Now get a’knitten . . . we want to see the finished product!! xoxo

  5. Congrats to winners and thanks to everyone for so MANY great patterns ideas. Can. Not. Wait. For new colors. I’ll do some virtual cheering for the Couch to 5K (love that). Hope that will help in the overall effort. So happy to have found Juniper Moon and all the life that comes with it. Belated thanks to Deb Robson, who posted about you ages ago.

  6. Congrats to the winners – and I’d join the C25K fun if we weren’t in the middle of another(!) heat wave. Gah.

  7. Congratulations to the winners!
    I can’t wait to see the new colorway for fall.
    Tempted about the couch to 5K training, I might try this if my back is OK.

  8. Ok,count me in. This is just what I need to get myself going again.

  9. Sounds like a lot of fun. A question, are you taking Shepard’s Camp people on the Shearing Week-end? If yes, how many can you take, and will the dorm room be ready for sharing.

  10. I hope you enjoy us even if we don’t comment often. :)

    Also thanks for sharing the Couch to 5K website. I am terrified of running, but that seems like a reasonable way to get in shape!

  11. Congrats to the winners but we were all winners! The patterns that people picked gave me hours of looking and drooling!

  12. Congrats to all the winners!

  13. Hi Susie,

    Thanks for all the great updates!!!

    (any chance of getting a sneak peek pic of the wonderful colors? ; ) So excited!!!!!)

  14. ::waving::jumping up and down and ::waving::

    Pick Me! Pick Me!

    Did you see the pattern I chose? Very good for we plus size gals and your lovely yarn offer is generous enough for the larger sizes!

    Fingers crossed!

    Susie, we so love reading your blog every day. I swear, seeing there is a new post is a highlight in my day. I wait for them eagerly. I can’t wait to see the new fall colors!

  15. Oh, and congratulations to the winners. You’ll have a lovely time working with those yarns and the colors are just amazing!

  16. Rosemary Johnson

    August 2, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks for choosing to be a shepherd and blogging about it. Checking your posts is a happy part of my daily routine. I love the photos.

  17. congrats u lucky 3 daphne, allison and deb
    enjoy your prized yarn and please post pics of what you make!

    couch to 5K plan looks fun
    can we get shirts with lamb or sheep or donky butts on the back?
    “lazy ass off the couch” lol

    or a chicken on the front
    (or back)
    “i’m no chicken i’m running a 5k” (now that’s a witty one!)

    just sayin…
    t shirts make everything better.
    well sometimes.


  18. Congrats to the winners! I hope they share pictures of their FOs! Of course it was nice to see all of the proposed projects. I now have quite a list of projects I want to knit.

  19. You have to give us a hint as to the time frame, especially if we have lingered on the couch too long!!

    Congrats to the winners, I look forward to your finished projects.

    Love the idea of the donkey butts, but you don’t have a donkey… Not that there aren’t several cute animal butts you could use. Maybe a pre-paid commitment to t-shirts??? I would love one, especially as I am committed to getting off the couch!! Good luck with the 5k!!

  20. I can’t wait to see the colors!!! 😀

  21. Congratulations winners! And a 5K is pretty darn exciting. Way to go on planning something that really links different interests together… I love it!

  22. i ran a 5k today
    first time (officially for time)

    no speed record but i finished and beat my last time 2 mi time also


    if anyone is starting running
    DO check out info and videos on what’s called POSE running
    (there are other names for this also you’ll find under barefoot running or forefoot running techniques)

    important for form and injury protection

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