Happy 15th B-day, Cocoa! Join our Cocoa KAL

Cocoa on her 15th Birthday. Foxfire Fiber

This is Cocoa – she is my very first sheep. This her special day, her 15th birthday, which makes this our flock's 15th anniversary also. We're celebrating with a very special Knit Along – and a little birthday party at the barn this afternoon.

What does a birthday party for sixty sheep, three llamas and a goat look like?

Cocoa's Birthday Party. Foxfire fiber

How do sheep and goats like to celebrate special occasions?

Sheep birthday treats for cocoa's birthday

What can you do to celebrate with us?

Join our Cocoa Birthday KAL. Today is our official Cast on – but you could start tomorrow or anytime you like, as long as you finish (and do all the required project posting on RAVELRY) by Saturday, April 28th, stroke of midnight EST.

Scroll down for more about our KAL. Visit our discussion thread on RAVELRY to learn more or to join us.


Cast on Cocoa KAL. Foxfire Fiber

Yarn: Any Foxfire Fiber yarn in a natural (undyed) color! If you want to use a small amount of dyed Foxfire Yarn as an accent, that's okay, just as long as your project is predominantly natural yarn – that's the spirit of the KAL. Sheep Shares members you now have your Spring Shares. 

Feel free to use any other Foxfire natural yarn you may have in your stash. That goes for handspun, too.

Prizes: Three names will be chosen at random from people who have satisfied all requirements by midnight EST on the finish date.

Prize 1 – Four skeins of Foxfire Fiber & Designs Wool Alpaca Twist in natural

Prize 2 – Four skeins of Upland Wool & Mohair in natural

Prize 3 – Two skeins of Cormo Flock Sock yarn in the new color way: “Cocoa”

The Knit Along is open to everyone (you don’t have to be a Sheep Shares member to join us).


I've swatched Sandi Rosner's Crane Creek Cardigan in some vintage (c. 2004) Border Leicester yarn from my flock. I'll be casting on as soon as I finish this post. Hope you'll join us!

Happy Birthday Cocoa!