This is a VERY GENEROUS gift from A Knitted Peace, a yarn store in Littleton, CO. I worked there for many years. As a matter of fact, I was the first non-family-member employee. I love the shop and always felt at home. I can't begin to count how many classes I've taught and how many wonderful knitters I've met along the way.
That's the good news. The bad news is that the shop is closing at the end of March. It's been around for about 15 years...approximately. If you have a chance, drop in and visit while you can. It's a warm and welcoming shop and will be greatly missed. Tell them that Joanne sent you!
The problem is not 'what should I make', but 'what should I make first'? I have many ideas and will continue to search Shetland sites as well as Ravelry for more ideas and inspirations.
Marsha and Jane....THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU... for the yarn and for all the years that I was part of the shop. It was a pleasure and I wish you well wherever the future takes you. Stay in touch.