Posts by sandy

Granite Spires

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 in cvm~romeldale sheep, patterns | 1 comment

Granite Spires

Granite Spires  a hand knit sock pattern Cathedral Spires made of craggy granite, reach high into the sky in South Dakota’s Black Hills.   You can drive to see these amazing rock formations,   but a hike in the pine forests – over lichen covered boulders and across icy cold streams – is far more awesome!   And one essential for your hike would be a great pair of hand knit wool socks!       Granite Spires Socks, unlike the rugged granite, will be soft and warm in your boots.   An easy knit with twisted stitches form rocky diamonds.   Knit from the top down on two circular needles and your favorite sock yarn....

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Summer – New Yarn

Posted on Sep 7, 2018 in cvm~romeldale sheep, roving~yarn, yarn | 0 comments

Summer – New Yarn

Roubaix Wool’s new yarn “Summer” Okay, summer is over but Sweet Summer and a few of her friends have donated their fabulous wool to this new yarn and it’s SWEET! Ingredients 80% CVM/Romeldale wool – fine – rare –  homegrown 10% Kid Mohair – fine – not so rare – homegrown 10% alpaca – fine – not so rare – Minnesota grown Some naturally dyed with Marigold flowers . Other skeins where kettle dyed such as Deep Water blue. And a whole bunch is still in their natural color of winter white with hints of warm browns and soft grays throughout. Details 2- ply fingering to light sport wt. soft, squishy,...

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Angora Rabbits for Sale!

Posted on Jul 1, 2018 in angora rabbits, colored angora goats, cvm~romeldale sheep, livestock for sale | 0 comments

Angora Rabbits for Sale!

The bunnies are ready for new homes! Today’s photos are of two females that are for sale – one chestnut agouti and one chinchilla. Chinchilla colored female angora rabbit 11 weeks old, she is a French x German cross with a dash of English angora for good measure. Chinchilla female Chinchilla is a gorgeous silver gray color in the angora rabbit. Chinchilla on the left. Chestnut on the right. Chestnut agouti female angora. She is a French x German cross with a dash of English for good measure and wonderful fiber. Chestnut Agouti is a warm brown color with bands of blue gray and tan along the fiber shaft. Charming and pretty – this darling will provide...

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Angora Bunnies

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 in angora rabbits, cvm~romeldale sheep, livestock for sale | 0 comments

Angora Bunnies

We have a new litter of angora bunnies:) Sweet! A lovely assortment of chinchilla grays… I can’t decide which one I like best… black or chestnut… chestnut or chinchilla? 6 1/2 week old angora kits will soon be ready for new homes. (around the first week of July) These lovelies are French x German crosses with a “titch” of English thrown in for good measure. Their wool will be outstanding, their colors are gorgeous, their personalities decidedly charming. If you are in the market for luxury fiber and a charming new family member (or two) please contact me at fiber@winterwindfarm.com for details....

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Shimmering Silver pin drafted roving

Posted on May 28, 2018 in cvm~romeldale sheep, roving, roving~yarn, wool and mohair | 2 comments

Shimmering Silver pin drafted roving

Shimmering Silver pin-drafted roving fresh from the mill and ready to be spun! CVM-Romeldale fine wool blended with naturally colored kid mohair and white alpaca. Light and airy – soft and summery. I’m thinking lace knitting – socks or shawl? Or cabled Barn Owl Cowl. Or… maybe a cardigan for sale on...

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