A while back, I asked you guys to help me pick which name to give the sheep charm in my Sheep to Sweater Charm Necklace. I wanted some way to acknowledge the inspiration behind the piece, namely shepherd, Susie Gibbs and her flock of sheep, goats and other animals at Juniper Moon Farms. Originally the plan was to name the sheep in my necklace after the first lamb born on the farm this year but mama sheep, Cassiopeia, surprised us with twin lambs – Anna and Bates – and I didn’t know which name to use so I asked you all to help me decide by voting in a poll. And now the results are in.
This lovely lady is now named Anna.
But as a longtime Downtown Abbey fan, I can’t condone separating Anna and Bates again so I have decided to name the Goat in the Fiber Fan – Cashmere Necklace after my favorite valet (and Anna the sheep’s twin brother).
So say hello to Bates.
Knitters, Spinners, and Fiber Artists – you can purchase your own Sheep to Sweater or Fiber Fan Charm Necklace here on Ciarrai Studios
And be sure to check out Juniper Moon Farms for incredible yarn and lots and lots of adorable photos of newborn baby lambs! Thanks to everyone who voted in my Name This Sheep poll!