I live in New Hampshire, had sheep and angora goats for many years. Our area has many active spinners and knitters. I live on the side of Moose Mountain. My husband and I run an Inn. In the winter we have cross country skiing. In the fall we have leaf peepers and bicycle tours. We serve meals to our guests only, no restaurant, thank heavens. We have an active beaver pond on our land. I have become consumed with photographing them. There are now four kits and there will be more this summer. We are not open in the summer so I can sit on the porch, watch the hummingbirds and KNIT! I seldom use a pattern, just figure out the guage and go for it. I am inspired by knitting daily's patterns however. There are lots of great patterns to look at. Thanks for being there. Kay S.