December 18: Baa

We love sheep! Without them we’d have no wool, plus they’re pretty darn cute.
Two little Jacob Sheep paid us a visit earlier this fall and that was really fun. Fortunately Mason didn’t ask Santa for a sheep this year. We don’t exactly live on a farm.
Mason and I love to watch Shaun the Sheep. It is a claymation television show from the UK. I have to admit, it is hilarious. So we were very glad to hear they are making a Shaun the Sheep movie.
So if you’re looking for something to watch with children that doesn’t make your head want to explode, I highly recommend this show. Here’s the upcoming movie trailer:

Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until spring before it hits the theaters. We usually take in a movie or two over Christmas break. I’ve already been informed we have to go see Big Hero 6. Have no clue what that is about, guess I’ll find out when we get there. And I’d like to go see Annie. I haven’t got to see anything but G and PG movies at the theater in years. Welcome to mommy-hood.
Today I have a couple of sheepy treats for you.
Two free patterns featuring Jacob sheep yarn from Red Farmhouse Fibers.

Shepherdess Shawl

Shepherdess Shawl

Jacob's Hat

Jacob’s Hat

Download the Shepherdess Shawl and Jacob’s Hat patterns today, for they will be gone tomorrow.
I’m giving away a skein of Jacob sheep yarn from Red Farmhouse Fibers!
What movie or movies are on your list to see during the holiday season? I’ll randomly select one lucky participant to win a skein of this fabulous wool.


  • mkinser

    18.12.2014 at 09:11

    It’s not Christmas until I’ve seen Scrooged.

  • rjpirrong

    18.12.2014 at 09:20

    Big Hero 6; Annie; Hobbit; Night in the Museum are all on the list to see during the holiday season! I’m with you Keely it’s been years since I saw anything above PG!! I’d like to see Wild but that’s a dream as I will be tied up with seeing the PG movies above–lol!!!

  • Jenny E

    18.12.2014 at 09:32

    I want to see Big Hero 6. I agree with Mary on Scrooged. I am looking forward to the time when Cynthia will be old enough to sit through a movie.

  • zellspin

    18.12.2014 at 10:00

    I like The Christmas Story (kid you’ll shoot your eye out), and White Christmas, Holiday Inn, and It’s a Wonderful Life….just to name a few.. 🙂

  • jlbeene83

    18.12.2014 at 10:15

    I always watch Christmas Vacation!! I love that movie!! I really want to see Into the Woods too! It comes out on Christmas Day!

    • keely

      19.12.2014 at 07:43

      Congratulations! You’re the winner! You can pick up your skein of Red Farmhouse Fibers yarn next time you’re in.

  • karyndm

    18.12.2014 at 11:39

    I love Christmas Vacation. I want to see Into the Woods also. I have yet to see The Christmas Story but maybe this year.

  • Melann526

    18.12.2014 at 11:50

    I’m not big on going to movie theatres, but it is not Christmas until we watch Charlie Brown Christmas and Love Actually (it’s a little cheesy, but I love it!)

  • Meli40

    18.12.2014 at 12:16

    We can’t wait to see the new Hobbit movie and also Into the Woods.

  • NotJustNE12You

    18.12.2014 at 12:48

    I can’t wati to see Big Eyes!

  • machelle

    18.12.2014 at 12:50

    Christmas Vacation is the one movie we always watch at my house. Several years ago my daughter and I saw The Family Stone at the theater. When it came out on DVD she gave it to me for Christmas and we have watched and cried through it every Christmas since then.

  • mschoir01

    18.12.2014 at 14:09

    OK, odd man out here – I watch all those old movies, but without the 1953 Christmas Carol with Alister Sim, it’s just not Christmas.
    I also love, but seldom get to see Amahl and the Night Visitors:
    Great libretto and the music is sublime! For those of you not ancient enough to remember, back at the dawn of time, when TV had only three channels and was only broadcast in black and white, Amahl and the Night Visitors was a very special production. Used to be able to find it around this time of year, but it’s getting harder to locate.

  • pharris824

    18.12.2014 at 16:17

    I’m not typically a fan of old movies, but I love Miracle on 42nd Street, the original one! Thanks for the patterns today, Keely!

  • rczb

    18.12.2014 at 17:29

    Shaun looks like fun!
    We’re way behind on movies, and rarely go to the theater. Maybe over the holidays we’ll rent the 2nd of the Hunger Games movies, now that #3 is out.

  • Yarntramp

    18.12.2014 at 22:50

    I love Elfm& I must have a little Bing Crosby to make It Christmas.

  • Yarntramp

    18.12.2014 at 22:51

    I meant Elf.

  • Betty

    18.12.2014 at 23:09

    I try to catch all the new holiday Hallmark movies, plus I have to watch “Rudolph” & “Frosty” with the granddaughters. Of course I watch “Christmas Vacation” with my husband. It’s his all-time favorite.